Darling Companion

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6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
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  1. May 29, 2012
    5
    In his first movie since 2003, writer/director Lawrence Kasdan has created a mature tale of relationships and a dog. Diane Keaton rescues a lost dog and takes him home to husband Kevin Kline. Life is good until the dog gets lost on vacation, which calls into question their marriage. The solid cast does a nice job and the pacing never lags. You'd think that with a dog as the center conceit,In his first movie since 2003, writer/director Lawrence Kasdan has created a mature tale of relationships and a dog. Diane Keaton rescues a lost dog and takes him home to husband Kevin Kline. Life is good until the dog gets lost on vacation, which calls into question their marriage. The solid cast does a nice job and the pacing never lags. You'd think that with a dog as the center conceit, it would certainly be sweet or touching, but it's just pleasant. There are a few mild laughs, but overall, it's unmemorable. Expand
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41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 31
  2. Negative: 8 out of 31
  1. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Jun 1, 2012
    60
    Some summer movies are big, woofing mastiffs. (Think "Battleship.") Others are naughty, nipping lapdogs. ("The Dictator.") Here, what we get is a calm, quiet basset hound. And, for the most part, it's a good dog.
  2. Reviewed by: Lawrence Toppman
    May 24, 2012
    38
    The film's filled with inconsequential scenes and supporting characters who add useless atmosphere or by-the-book diversity.
  3. Reviewed by: Marc Mohan
    May 17, 2012
    42
    The whole thing has the feel of a fact-based dinner-table anecdote absurdly puffed up to feature length.