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: April 20, 2012
DVD Release Date: August 28, 2012
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Critic Score: 21% 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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Craig D. Lindsey

The kind of forced, deceptive, quasi-quirky heart-warmer that brings older people (and rabid dog lovers) to the art house, Darling Companion ultimately isn't about finding the dog. It's about these shrill, boring-ass people finding each other.

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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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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

The amount of talent wasted in this shallow, predictable tale is very impressive.

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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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Barbara Sullivan
Buffalo News

Absolutely no blame for this snooze-fest can be laid at the feet of the stars, who do the best they can with the rough material they have been given.

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Boring load of. Rented this as I had my mother over and thought Diane Keaton and a cute dog might be the thing. Forget it. The dog is barely in it before it… More
William Dunmyer
"Darling Companion" is shockingly bad. Filmmaker Lawrence Kasdan ("Body Heat," "The Big Chill") seems to have made this in order… More
Cynthia S.
I expected more from the pairing of Keaton, and Kline. Too bad...
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