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Down Dog

Down Dog

Andres Dussan (2014)

96min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
There are moments during this uneven comedy co-written by Simon Nye (TV's Men Behaving Badly) where you genuinely fear for the British film industry. In a bid to shock her ex-husband Frank (Jason Durr) into taking greater responsibility for the parenting of their teenage son, Rachel (Orla O'Rourke) turns to a doctor pal, who cons Frank into thinking that he has only months to live. Predictably, it's a life-changing revelation. As a premise, it's hardly a barrel of laughs, and it sits especially uneasily amid some smutty dialogue, the overacting of support star Nick Moran and the cheap laughs derived from the fact that two of the main characters work in the sex-toy trade. One or two of the more serious father/son scenes pass muster, but emotional truths are few and far between.

Summary

A sex-obsessed Lothario neglects his awkward teenage son, until he is tricked into believing he only has a year to live. Comedy, starring Jason Durr, Nick Moran and Orla O'Rourke.

Cast & Crew

Frank Clayton Jason Durr
Bill Nick Moran
Rachel / Harriet / Flora Orla O'Rourke
Dr Hill Tom Goodman-Hill
Sam Dylan Llewellyn
Ella Naomi Battrick
Amy Poppy Drayton
Lizzie Chetna Pandya
Jenny Jerry-Jane Pears
Danny Neil Toon
Director Andres Dussan
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Apropos / Miracle Released on: 13 Feb 2015

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