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The Dog Problem

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After spending a year in therapy with no results, struggling writer Solo buys a dog with hopes that it will cheer him up. His troubles multiply like fleas when he encounters a womanizing photographer, a wealthy canine lover and a loan shark who threatens to hold his pet for ransom, and when the pup goes missing, Solos life really gets wild. Hilarious comedy of errors stars Giovanni Ribisi, Lynn Collins, Kevin Corrigan, and Mena Suvari. 89 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary; theatrical trailers.

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  • Actors: Giovanni Ribisi, Mena Suvari, Scott Caan, Don Cheadle, Lynn Collins
  • Directors: Scott Caan
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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    Restricted
  • Studio: Velocity / Thinkfilm
  • DVD Release Date: August 7, 2007
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000P29GK8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,453 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By ! MR. KNOW IT ALL ;-b VINE VOICE on September 10, 2008
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Being a big fan of Giovanni Ribisi, I had to see this little movie. I was pleasantly surprised watching this well written tale of a writer who has become unable to write, function and has run out of money to pay for his therapy. His therapist suggest he buy a pet, so the young writer buys a cute little dog to take care of and hopefully help him get out of his unhealthy daily routine.

The film is full of good performances and insight. The dog is completely mesmerizing as he does little to convey so much. The scenes with the dog just doing nothing with the comical score in the background are priceless! It's a very entertaining movie with a great cast and impressive direction by Scott Caan(James son), who wrote and also plays Ribisi's best friend. This is a cool film that is like a short subject, but has a lot to offer bewteen the lines. I can see this becoming a cult favorite!
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This is a little film with a big heart. It is truly an independant film and shows what the genre is capable of. The always reliable Giovanni Ribisis is hilarious here as a down trodden writer with writers block who is miserable and lonely with life plus broke on top of it all. He has been in daily therapy for a year and when he needs to stop due to funds his therapist suggests he get a pet.

Our main character gets a dog and half heartedly tries to take to the new addition in his life. He desperately fears the attachment. Many characters enter the story and all end up getting involved with the story of the dog. Our writer meets a woman with whom he starts to form a friendship which is also new to him.

The dog is perfectly cast and has great film presence. Your heart will melt. The acting here is all superb and the story flows along and will surprise you with a very emotional ending. The self discovery our main character goes through due to the dogs presence in his life is huge and truly believable.

This film is very well made and well directed. It is funny but in a realistic way. Give this film a chance. It will put you on a true emotional journey well worth taking. And if you love dogs it's just an added bonus!
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Remember the lovable pooch in "As Good As It Gets"?? The dog almost stoled the movie from Jack Nicholson and Helen Hunt. Well this quirky little film, shot in Los Angeles, is another one! I rented this movie twice before I decided it had to be in my "Permanent" Collection. Giovanni Ribisi is perfect in this film as a "depressed" writer (In LA? come on!!) and the supporting cast doesn't let you down. A real indy delight.
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Okay movie but could have been better. The very likable Giovanni Ribisi and Scott Caan, who is also the director and son of Hollywood heavy-hitter James Caan, just don't have a lot to work with in this lightweight comedy, which is not much more than a notch above a made-for-TV movie. Scott Caan's clout also was apparently enough to get Mena Suvari and Kevin Corrigan on board in supporting roles, and wait, yes, there's also Oscar nominee and Golden Globe Winner Don Cheadle, playing a shrink, who may be too good for this movie. The first 15 minutes and last 15 minutes are worth a chuckle or two, but it's the hour in between with the "problem" that just doesn't seem well polished, though Ribisi's and Caan's presence are just enough to keep it afloat. The female exotic dancer scenes also don't quite fit in and certainly weren't integral to the plot! After all, this is basically a movie about how a dog's unconditional love can lift your spirits and change your life; too bad the movie doesn't quite do that. Cute dog and nice ending, though.
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Written and directed by Scott Caan, 'The Dog Problem' follows a novelist with enough issues that he goes broke seeing a shrink. Solo (Giovanni Ribisi) gets himself a dog (Jimmy the Dog) on the advice of his therapist (Don Cheadle). Unfortunately, Solo's only had one good book, and now he's broke. The guy he owes money to? Wants his new dog as payment. A rich gal Solo's best friend Casper (Scott Caan) knows? Wants his dog. The doorman of his therapist's building? Wants his dog. And Solo? Well, turns out he wants his dog, too. Amongst the antics of Casper the photographer's womanizing and nude-picture-taking ways, the complex Lola (Lynn Collins), who he meets at a dog park and his own numerous issues and inability to move past his tortured mind, Solo has to decide what he really wants...and then act on it.

Scott Caan excels at "slice-of-life"stories that tug at the heart strings, and take the time to examine human relationships. Once again, following something that he not only wrote, but also directed and co-starred in, takes you through the mind of a man trying to figure out what it is that makes people tick...and trying to discover what it is that makes relationships between friends and lovers both work and fail.

Mr. Caan writes what he knows, which means that like Johnny Ryan in 'Mercy,' the character Solo is a novelist. Also like Johnny Ryan - and Dallas from 'Dallas 362' - the character Casper is womanizing, oftentimes a jerk, and someone without a lot of depth. Well, Johnny had way more depth after he met title character Mercy, but that's another movie and story altogether.

It's interesting once you've seen several things written by Mr. Caan, how many similarities there are among the characters he writes and especially the ones he winds up portraying himself.
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