A Dog Year (2009)

A Dog Year


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A writer in the midst of an existential crisis finds his life transformed after adopting an abused border collie in this emotionally uplifting comedy. Based on author Jon Katz's best-selling memoir of the same name, A Dog Year opens to find the writer at an emotionally precarious stage in his life. The proud owner of two laid back Labrador Retrievers, Jon (Bridges) finds his staid existence shaken up as the twitchy new companion proves much more than a handful. Later, as Jon struggles to … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jon Katz, George LaVoo
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 7, 2010



as Jon Katz

as Lois

as Brenda King

as Anthony Armstrong

as Sandra Zeller

as Nancy Longhetti

as Jeff Clement

as Donna Brady

as Airport Manager

as Nosy Neighbor

as Airport Policeman #1

as Busybody Woman

as Baggage Claim Girl

as Police Officer #1

as Hispanic Woman
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An okay presentation of an okay picture featuring a characteristically appealing Jeff Bridges performance.

Full Review… | December 10, 2010
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for A Dog Year


Jeff Bridges plays an author who we get to know over a period of a year. We don't know a lot about his background going in, but it's clear that he his not exactly a people person. He adopts a border collie...and while trying to understand the dog, he starts to get a better grip on his own life. Nothing earth shattering here, just a nice decent movie.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

Cute film, but could have been much better. I was surprised by the short running time for the movie. I thought it could have been 15 or 20 minutes longer. It needed a rewrite. It isn't as good as films like Marley and Me and Turner and Hootch. Jeff Bridges does an ok job in the film.

Sol C

Super Reviewer


I love movies involving dogs and animals, but somehow this one wasn't as great as I anticipated. It seemed too short and didn't get very involved. I love the dogs in it though - they are adorable!

Sarah Prisbylla

Super Reviewer

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