It is said that the dog is man's best friend. They are loyal, loving, and obedient. We demand their affection and they happily lay at our feet, content to do nothing but eat, sleep, play, and give us love.
Thinking about it, it kind of sounds like humanity has a God complex, doesn't it? Perhaps that says something positive about cat people; cats are independent, individualistic. You have to earn their respect, and you do that by respecting them first. This is one of the many reasons I'm not at all religious – aside from not believing in the first place, the idea of a being whose main concern is itself and is narcissistic enough to require the enslaving devotion of all its subjects is kind of repulsive...
But hey, I'm just running a train of thought here. I'm a dog person.
The point is that people take their dogs seriously, and thus is the subject of the film Darling Companion, written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan (co-writer of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and writer of Raiders of the Lost Ark) and starring Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline. After finding a stray dog on the side of the road, Beth Winter (Keaton) has a friend she can rely on to be there for her – so much so that it starts to affect her relationship with her husband Joseph (Kline). It all comes to a head when Joseph accidentally loses the dog, and Beth undertakes a massive search operation, which includes the existence of a psychic gypsy.
Darling Companion is the newest installment in the Village 8 Theater Louisville Exclusives Series, which brings to our city art, foreign, and limited-release films. It is scheduled to play until this Thursday, August 30, but this is subject to extension.
Village 8 is located at 4014 Dutchmans Lane. Further theater information and showtimes can be found at the Village 8 website.
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