Darling Companion
Darling Companion (2012)

Beth (Diane Keaton) saves a bedraggled lost dog from the side of the freeway on a wintry day in Denver. Struggling with her distracted, self-involved husband Joseph (Kevin Kline) and an empty nest at home, Beth forms a special bond with the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 28, 2012
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Long
Detroit News

Between the gypsy psychic and the distracting characters, "Darling Companion" loses its way.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

It's fun to watch Keaton and Kline together, bickering and (of course) bonding all over again.

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James Luxford
The National

a paean to "First World Problems"

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

[It] has a fine cast, but doesn't seem to have much to say other than lamenting the unfairness of getting old.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

If good intentions were everything, this benevolent film would be Best in Show. Alas, it's flawed by a drowsy pace (there is far too much hiking) and superfluous, ill-conceived characters.

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood

A complacent uncomplicated family drama with simple yet endearing sensitivities.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

It's far from a great movie - an overwritten, underplotted vanity project that's a distant echo of what director Lawrence Kasdan could do in his prime. But it has Diane Keaton, and that's enough.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

The movie takes a simple if shattering occurrence and uses it as a way to bring a family together, an old trick but one well played by director Lawrence Kasdan and his wife and screenwriting partner Meg.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

No doubt this yarn enthralled Larry and Meg Kasdan's dinner guests, but onscreen the crisis seems dull and inconsequential, in part because the quest for the dog is essentially a MacGuffin that drives the blah 'real' story about marital reconciliation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
I expected more from the pairing of Keaton, and Kline. Too bad...
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Directed (and co-written) by Lawrence Kasdan, Werc Werk Works, 2012 Starring Kevin Kline, Diane Keaton, Dianne Wiest, Richard Jenkins, Sam Shepard and Ayelet… More
William Dunmyer
"Darling Companion" is shockingly bad. Filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan ("Body Heat," "The Big Chill") seems to have made this in order… More