The Dog Problem
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A once-successful novelist in search of creative inspiration and personal happiness purchases a puppy in hopes that the resulting companionship will open up a new path of self-discovery in a contemporary comedy of urban dissatisfaction directed by Scott Caan. There was a time when Solo (Giovanni Ribisi) had it all: success, fame, wealth. But now times have changed, and after squandering his savings on drugs, women, and therapy, Solo finds himself at a personal and professional crossroads. On his last visit to his high-priced psychiatrist Dr. Nourmand (Don Cheadle), the concerned doctor… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A lackluster comedy that has very little bark and no bite."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Could have done with a strong voice to step in and demand repairs to shortfalls that are reminiscent of what often plagues films that are too much of a one-person creation."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"...a fun and breezy piece of work..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Mildly funny yet off-puttingly mannered."
‑ Eddie Cockrell, Variety
"There is [a Woody] Allen-ish quality to this talky comedy. But Ribisi is very appealing, Lynn Collins is a distinctive love interest and the talk is funny and quick."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"aided immeasurably by enjoying the little touches and all but ignoring the big picture."
‑ Christopher Null,
"A romantic comedy which doesn't force its charm down your throat and instead allows the viewer in to peek around its quirks and discover the true heart beating within."
‑ Erik Childress,
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