MY DOG STUPID
MON CHIEN STUPIDE
2019, Yvan Attal, France, 99 min.
With Charlotte Gainsbourg, Yvan Attal
"Has a truthful sting to it...the dialogue is laced with one-liners, and there are plenty of canine jokes to go around."--Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter
"A bitterly amusing comedy--bordering on existential drama--about life as part of a couple, and as part of a family."--Fabien Lemercier, Cineuropa
Based on the novella by cult writer John Fante, this moving bittersweet comedy about love standing the test of time stars iconic real-life couple Charlotte Gainsbourg (NYMPHOMANIAC) and Yvan Attal. Henri (Attal) is a middle-aged writer with fading inspiration who has published nothing worthy of note in years. Feeling increasingly misunderstood by his wife and four deadbeat adult kids, he dreams of restarting his life in Rome alone. When a huge, ugly, and outrageously bad-mannered dog appears in his garden one night, he adopts the beast, bonding in an unexpected relationship that drives a wedge between Henri and his wife, kids, and neighbors. In French with English subtitles. (Description courtesy of Distrib Films)
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