I have to admit that I have never understood animal people. Simply put, because I am not one. Romance – yes, I am all about it. So the whole breaking up with someone – yes, I get it. Divorcing? That I don’t get. But I admit that I do not understand the whole animal thing.
But I do understand that people love their animals as their children. So when Olive and Clay are divorcing in Who Gets The Dog? – it’s no shock that they are fighting over the thing that they love the most – their dog Wes.
Alicia Silverstone and Ryan Kwanten star in this heartfelt romantic comedy about what happens when puppy love goes to the dogs. After six years of marriage, successful physician Olive (Silverstone) and her struggling ice hockey hubby Clay (Kwanten) decide to call it quits. And although the split is amicable, they both want custody of their beloved dog Wesley. Facing a court-ordered 60-day review to determine who’ll get custody, Olive and Clay each try their doggone best to win over the judge – and the pooch. But no matter who “wins,” everyone will lose – unless man’s best friend can somehow reunite the couple in this fun, charming story.
Alice Silverstone has long been a favorite since the days of Clueless and who can resist staring at Ryan Kwanten. So being asked to watch a movie about them – yes. All about it.
Wes – the dog – is having all sorts of issues over the fact that his parents are separated. He’s destroyed the house and the dog whisperer says that he’s all in disarray. Wes shows how the situation is upsetting him – by peeing all over the car.
Clay – is a former professional hockey player who now calls himself, “an ambassador of joy.” Personally, I am thinking that he’s never grown up. Like has a severe case of wanting to never have any responsibility.
Olive is an uptight workaholic who has had to spend years taking care of everyone and paying all the bills. She doesn’t want to loose Wes to her husband. But she’s rarely ever willing to bend and is in desperate need of learning how to be less of a control freak.
The thing about this movie is that it’s adorable. It’s a story of love, loosing your way, and never loosing sight of the things that hold you together. It’s a story of holding on and remembering what kept you together in the first place.
I will admit – it’s a cheezy movie, but in the same way that Hallmark holiday movies are. It’s not a bad thing. It’s a good thing.
It’s a chick flick of the chick flickiest quality.
But I enjoyed it. It was a quick 90 minutes of my life that at the end – made me smile at the end.
After all – isn’t that what you want from a movie?
Who Gets The Dog? is available on DVD/Download September 13th.