Dog Days | 2018 | PG | - 3.3.3
Intertwining stories of families and individuals brought together by the dogs in their lives. Some stories are sad, others touching and others are funny. With Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens, Finn Wolfhard, Jon Bass, Ron Cephas Jones, Lauren Lapkus, Eva Longoria, Jessica Lowe, Adam Pally, Thomas Lennon, Tig Notaro, Michael Cassidy and Rob Corddry. Directed by Ken Marino. [1:52]
- A man and a woman kiss on a park bench and another man confronts them because the woman was on a date with him; she says, "I changed my mind," and he leaves. A woman kisses a man on a sidewalk. A man and woman kiss while being filmed by a TV crew. A man and a woman kiss on beach. A man and a woman kiss. A man and a woman kiss on a couch and a dog jumps between them a few times to interrupt them.
► A man and a woman flirt and another man looks on with disappointment. A man asks a woman on a date and she accepts. A man and woman are shown sitting in bed covered by a sheet (they both seem clothed exposing only bare shoulders) and the woman tells the man that she is pregnant.
► A man and a woman go on a "dog date" with their two dogs. A woman at a man's apartment tells him that she lives with her boyfriend so they can't go to her place. A dog thrusts against a man's leg.
► A dog carrying a bra in its mouth walks toward a woman as she enters her apartment and we hear voices in another room (infidelity is implied). Several women and a man in a vet's office waiting room sit up anxiously when the office door opens (they're anticipating an attractive doctor).
► Song lyrics include, "I'm too sexy for my..." repeated several times. A woman talks about being pregnant with twins and we later see her after the delivery with two babies. Two women and a man talk about another man being, "hot" and "crazy hot." A man talks awkwardly to a woman in a coffee shop. A woman says something about being on the street and a man is briefly confused about her being a prostitute. A woman describes being "into necks" (of men). A man asks a woman if both of her twins are her husband's and if they both were delivered at the same time. A woman holds a dog toy and makes reference to it being "phallic." A woman tells a man, "No on camera PDA." A man says, "This is turning me on in a weird way," while he watches another man and a woman talk about going on a date (this is in the outtakes that accompany the closing credits).
► Several women wear low-cut tops and dresses that reveal cleavage and bare shoulders throughout the movie. A woman wears a form-fitting dress in several scenes. A woman wear short skirts that reveal her bare legs to the upper thighs in several scenes. A man sleeps wearing shorts and a T-shirt and we see part of his abdomen and his bare legs to the mid-thighs. A woman sits in a tub with bubbles covering to her upper chest (we see her bare shoulders).
- A dog collapses while playing ball and a man runs to it; we see it on an exam table and understand that the vet will be euthanizing it (we hear later that it had a stroke) and the man grieves while holding its collar and leash; another man enters the room and sings "Ave Maria."
► A dog crosses a street in front of a car and runs away (it is not struck); the dog's human companion collapses on the sidewalk (we think it was a heart attack) and we see him recovered later. A woman, startled by a man's behavior and worried that he has a person locked in a box sprays him with mace and he screams and says, "I'm gonna puke"; she accidentally gets mace in her own eyes and they both scream (we see them with reddened eyes later). A husband and his wife panic when they can't see their daughter in a park (they find her and she is OK). A man squeezes another man's hand and forces him to get on his knee and apologize to a woman he was unfaithful to. A man rushes a dog to the vet after it eats something and lies on its back on the floor and moans (please see the Substance Use category for more details); we see the dog later with an IV in its leg and it recovers.
► A woman screams and holds her abdomen while yelling at her brother and her husband rushes her to the hospital to deliver her twins (she continues yelling as they drive away). A woman yells angrily at her brother in a few scenes. A man and a woman argue in an office in front of their boss. A woman texts angrily to her brother telling him that he let her down. A man says, "My sister will kill me," if he feeds people food to her dog. A man yells as he enters a room and wakes two infants making them cry and the parents of the children panic and whisper yell at the man. A dog barks and wakes two infants and they cry. A man says, "Eat dog food and die." A woman yells at a man who's on the air in a TV studio and calls him names before storming off-camera. A woman cries and says, "I'm such a mess." A man picks up his date and makes her put shoe covers on her high heels so she won't damage the carpet in his car.
► A woman is startled by a dog hiding behind a dumpster in an alley and she picks it up and takes it to the vet's office. A dog walking alone on a sidewalk growls as it passes people. A man sneaks a dog in a large box on wheels with air holes into a "no pet" building several times. A dog tries to a wake a man to take it out and it stands over the man with drool in its fur and pants and barks. A dog pushes between the legs of a woman and she becomes annoyed with it, pushing it away. A dog is shown with a paper bag stuck on its head and it bumps into furniture because it can't see where it is going. A man becomes frustrated with a dog taking its time to find a place to urinate. A TV movie shows a tomato moving toward a woman and she screams; we later see the tomato has grown to be very large.
► A man talks about his wife dying. A teen talks about his father dying. A man is shown to be very sad after losing his dog and he and a teen boy search for it. A wife and her husband show a young girl her new home (they are presumably adopting the child); the child is silent and seems sad. A woman talks about being worried that she will not be good at being a mother. A man grieves over the loss of his dog. A boy tells a vet, "My tortoise ate my turtle."
► A vet explains that a dog has a soft spot on its head and that she should wear a helmet to avoid injury. A woman describes that a man (a professional football player) tore his ACL.
► A woman describes that her dog's bowel movements are way down and that she is concerned about it being depressed after she and her boyfriend broke up. A dog stands over a man in bed (we see the dogs tail and anus) and flatulates (the man yells and gags). A dog picks up a soiled diaper (we see feces in the diaper). A man says that a seagull got him on the back (we do not see any feces). After being sprayed with mace, a man and woman describe the pain as being like having sand in their eyes and washing a pan in their eyes.
► A man drives his van up on a curb.
- A man talks about having eaten "a brownie" and it is implied that it is laced with a drug (presumably marijuana and it is later disclosed that the man has glaucoma), a dog eats a brownie laced with a drug and lies on the floor on his back moaning until a man takes him to the vet, a man takes prescription pills (not clear what they are), and a woman describes coffee as a "legally addictive substance." After being accused of being uptight a woman says that she will get drunk before going on air for her TV show (she does not), a man drinks beer in a few scenes, a man and woman talk about beer and liquor while planning a fund raising event, a man and woman drink wine in a restaurant, a clown says that he and his clown mates "hit it pretty hard last night," and a man gives beer to a dog from a glass.
- Dogs, companionship, self-loathing, parenting, adoption, break ups, family, infidelity, lying, deceit, abandonment, death of a spouse, death of a parent, death of a dog, grief, fear of abandonment, self-obsession, losing a dog.
- Dogs bring such joy to our lives.
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