Year of the Dog

Year of the Dog

Molly Shannon
Director: Mike White Cast: Molly Shannon
Molly Shannon
, Laura Dern
Laura Dern
, Regina King
Regina King
Mike White


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An unremarkable administrative assistant finds her life going to the dogs both literally and figuratively in actor/screenwriter-turned-director Mike White's dark comedy-drama. Peggy (Molly Shannon), an inexplicably cheerful office worker whose somewhat sad excuse for a life seems to revolve around her pet beagle, Pencil, relates better to her four-legged friend than she does to most humans. Most of her person-to-person interaction revolves around doting on other people's children and treating her co-workers to daily donuts, and Peggy just doesn't find much solace in the company of her know-it-all sister-in-law, Bret (Laura Dern), or her anxiety-prone boss, Robin (Josh Pais). When Pencil is taken before his time, the devastated Peggy is wracked with guilt. Now desperate to fill the gaping void that has suddenly opened in her life, Peggy agrees to a date with her gun-nut neighbor, Al (John C. Reilly), that ends in disaster when she begins to suspect that the boorish brute may have in fact poisoned her ill-fated pooch. Later, after adopting every dog at the local pound and transforming herself into an overzealous animal-rights activist, the increasingly unhinged Peggy reaches out to asexual activist Newt (Peter Sarsgaard) in a last-grasp attempt at forming a human connection.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/22/2020
UPC: 0032429353757
Original Release: 2007
Rating: PG-13
Source: Paramount
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 54,600

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Molly Shannon Peggy
Laura Dern Bret
Regina King Layla
Tom McCarthy Pier
Josh Pais Robin
John C. Reilly Al
Peter Sarsgaard Newt
Amy Schlagel Lissie
Zoe Schlagel Lissie
Dale Godboldo Don
Inara George Holly
Liza Weil Trishelle
Jon Shere Pound Employee
Christy Moore Al's Girlfriend
Audrey Wasilewski Audrey
Brenda Canela Brenda
Craig Cackowski Craig
Steve Berg Steve
Susan Mackin Susan
Chuck Duffy Jeff
Sonya Eddy Nurse
Ursula Brauner Dog Owner
Giddle Partridge Blond Floozie

Technical Credits
Mike White Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Lori Ball Editor
Christophe Beck Score Composer
Dan Bradford Production Designer
Alan Caudillo Camera Operator
Ben Le Clair Producer
Dody Dorn Editor
Robert Eber Sound Mixer
Dede Gardner Producer
Stacy M. Horn Costumes/Costume Designer
Tom Mertz Special Effects
Nan Morales Executive Producer
Tim Orr Cinematographer,Screenwriter
Matt Petrosky Camera Operator
Brad Pitt Executive Producer
Mathew J. Siegel Camera Operator
Dionne Smith Makeup
Nancy Steiner Costumes/Costume Designer,Production Designer
Meredith Tucker Casting
Macie Vener Art Director

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