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Year of the Dog

Peggy (Molly Shannon) and her pet beagle Pencil are inseparable pals -- until the death of the little dog. Overcome with enormous grief, the single woman who works as a secretary, suddenly questions her entire existence and whether or not her life has meaning without the love of her best friend. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Theater Release: 19 Apr 2007
Video Release: 28 Aug 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Year of the Dog is rated PG-13: for some suggestive references.

Cast: Molly Shannon, Peter Sarsgaard, Regina King, John C. Reilly, Laura Der
Studio: 2007 Paramount Vantage

Detailed Review

Most films have an agenda, a statement the filmmaker wants to drive home to audiences. But if there is one in Year of the Dog, it isn't easy to put… 
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Why Is Year of the Dog Rated PG-13?

Unlike most dog films (other than Old Yeller), mutts do die in this film, although… 
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Talk It Over

Peggy turns to pets because people disappoint her. Who reaches out to Peggy? What kind… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

This film’s writer, Mike White, is known for creating other offbeat characters. In School… 
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