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Darling Companion

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BLAH COYNESS Diane Keaton in Darling Companion
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Darling Companion

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
103 minutes
Limited Release Date:
04/20/12
performer:
Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C

Diane Keaton, with her trademark nervous giggle-fit overacting, plays Beth, who deeply resents her surgeon husband. The strange thing is, his only crime appears to be his puckish sense of vanity, which Kevin Kline, the actor playing him, makes eminently likable. Beth adopts a broken-down mutt she names Freeway, and on their vacation, the dog gets lost in the Rockies. Will Beth, combing the mountains, find her new best friend and substitute hubby? Lawrence Kasdan’s comedy strikes a note of rib-nudging blah coyness that feels very 1987. C

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