The Dog Problem
The Dog Problem (2007)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 7, 2007
DVD Release Date: August 28, 2007
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A lackluster comedy that has very little bark and no bite.

Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

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.

Jen Yamato
Rotten Tomatoes

Scott Caan's second directorial effort is an intimate, comical gem of a film...

Eddie Cockrell

Mildly funny yet off-puttingly mannered.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

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.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a fun and breezy piece of work...

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Christopher Null

aided immeasurably by enjoying the little touches and all but ignoring the big picture.

Erik Childress

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
The Dog Problem is a good little comedy that is quite original, and in many ways pretty crazy. I really enjoyed the film, thought that the film was… More
Audrey Lush
Giovanni Ribisi finally gets another lead role. he is phenominal!!!
Nicki Marie
Weak. Has it's moments, and is not exactly a bad movie, but it just doesn't go anywhere much and you don't really wind up caring for any of the… More
shane haley
This movie is true grit, real life problems that anyone could have. Get rich writing a book, live the good life, lose everything, spend $100,000 in therapy,… More
Mondo McDonald
Funny, I guess. It was a pretty slow movie and not incredibly well directed, but it had heart and a good ending. Good to see Ribisi in a leading role, and I… More
Chosen 718
Good film, good writing and direction by Scott Caan. Good performances.