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Tuesday, October 18

Popcorn & Coffee: Who Gets The Dog?



PG; 95 minutes;$19.98; Amazon
Now available to on DVD + Digital HD from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is the romantic-comedy Who Gets The Dog?. Directed by Huck Botko, the film stars Alicia Siverstone (Clueless) and Ryan Kwanten (HBO's True Blood). There are no special features or bonus extras on the disc.

Who Gets The Dog? centers on a couple Clay and Olive separating after six-years of marriage. While they don't have any children, they do have a beloved dog named Wesley, who they both want custody of. The judge gives Olive (played by Alicia Silverstone) temporary custody of Wesley for a 60-day review, so Clay has to settle for weekend visitation rights.

Clay tries his best to get his act together, though living in camper trailer doesn't help much. He also tries his best to get Wesley to love him more than Olive.

After sending years in the minor hockey league as a goalie, out of nowhere Clay gets a call to play in a major league hockey game. Unfortunately, Wesley runs away right before the big game.

Now, Clay and Olive must work through their differences, so they can find Wesley.


Final Thoughts: I'm more of a cat lover than a dog lover, so I had almost ignored the press release for Who Gets The Dog? over the summer. Well, until I noticed it starred Alicia Silverstone and Ryan Kwanten. Then I thought I would give it a chance by reviewing the DVD.

Right from the beginning, I could clearly tell the film was made on a low-budget. The cinematography is amateurish; more in style with made-for-Hallmark Channel movie. The script is cliched with corny dialogue and several cheesy moments.

Overall, Who Gets The Dog? is a very bland romantic-comedy. The only thing it has going for it is the chemistry between Silverstone and Kwanten.



*I received a complimentary copy from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions are my own.


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