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Darling Companion Reviews

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John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
A complacent uncomplicated family drama with simple yet endearing sensitivities.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/5

Film Threat
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Justin Craig
September 10, 2012
Featuring beautiful cinematography that captures the natural beauty of the Rockies and a superlative cast, Lawrence and Meg Kasdan's "Darling Companion" is a darling of a film.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 21, 2012
...a passably pleasant endeavor from Kasdan that is, admittedly, a far cry from his earlier work...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 18, 2012
... meanders along from scene to scene in an amiable stroll ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
May 17, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Orndorf
May 11, 2012
Although the end result can be a mixed bag of tonalities, it's reassuring to feel the Kasdan vibe after 10 years of silence. I hope it's not another decade before he decides to direct again.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 11, 2012
The movie has a relaxed pace, which is appropriate as characters learn that their everyday worries aren't as important as human connections.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
May 10, 2012
Don't expect to be blown away, but it's a pleasant comedy-drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 10, 2012
It's fun to watch Keaton and Kline together, bickering and (of course) bonding all over again.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
May 4, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
April 27, 2012
Kasdan and his wife have almost perfected the patter of married life, combined with dog ownership. I think the writing is superb, and I laughed out loud multiple times.
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
April 27, 2012
You don't have to be a dog lover to like "Darling Companion". But it probably would be an asset in understanding why otherwise sensible adults would go to extreme lengths, even endangering their lives, to find their runaway pooch.
Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin's Picks
April 20, 2012
...I found the movie disarming and quite likable. The cast couldn't be better, and the settings (Utah, substituting for Colorado, although there are some readily identifiable shots taken in Telluride) are beautiful.
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Alonso Duralde
April 19, 2012
Darling Companion is a "Pretty White People with Problems" movie, but like the dog at its center, it cozies its way into your lap and stares at you adoringly until you resist its flaws and find yourself won over.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
April 19, 2012
Joseph's cynicism and wit are communicated with the spot-on casting of Kline, and Keaton ably conveys Beth's suppressed loneliness as well as her big heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
April 19, 2012
A Lawrence-Kasdan directed dramody about how a lost dog helps a long-married couple find their way back to each other.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
April 19, 2012
With its strong cast, gorgeous Utah mountain locations, brilliant fall colors and laudable story in praise of love, animals, family loyalty, friendship and dignified aging, Darling Companion should attract some traffic.
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
May 3, 2015
Possibly the least consequential movie ever made.
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
October 18, 2013
a paean to "First World Problems"
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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