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The Dog Problem

A once-successful novelist in search of creative inspiration and personal happiness purchases a puppy in hopes that the resulting companionship will open up a new path of self-discovery in a contemporary comedy of urban dissatisfaction directed by Scott Caan. There was a time when Solo (Giovanni Ribisi) had it all: success, fame, wealth. But now times have changed, and after squandering his savings on drugs, women, and therapy, Solo finds himself at a personal and professional crossroads. On his last visit to his high-priced psychiatrist Dr. Nourmand (Don Cheadle), the concerned doctor suggests that Solo get a pet to relieve his loneliness. Though Solo has never been particularly find of animals, he soon relents and purchases a pint-sized pooch. Not long after, Solo makes the acquaintance of spunky stripper Lola (Lynn Collins), who just so happens to be caring for a formidable dog that takes a healthy chunk out of Solo's decidedly timid lap-dog. Though the friendship between Solo and Lola soon promises to blossom into something much deeper, it seems as if a canine complication may be keeping the pair from realizing their relationship to the fullest.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/28/2007
UPC: 0821575552554
Original Release: 2006
Rating: R
Source: Velocity / Thinkfilm
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:29:00

Special Features

Filmmaker & cast commentary with Scott Caan and Giovanni Ribisi; Theatrical trailer; Trailer gallery; 16:9 anamorphic full frame presentation (1.78:1); 5.1 English Dolby Digital Surround; English subtitles (for the hearing impaired); Spanish subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Giovanni Ribisi Solo
Lynn Collins Lola
Scott Caan Casper
Mena Suvari Jules
Don Cheadle Dr. Nourmand
Kevin Corrigan Benny

Technical Credits
Scott Caan Director,Screenwriter
Rebecca Bentjen Costumes/Costume Designer
Amanda Demme Musical Direction/Supervision
Jesse Johnston Co-producer
Jennifer Levy Casting
Stephanie Lewis Co-producer
Cory Lorenzen Production Designer
Mark Mothersbaugh Score Composer
Phil Parmet Cinematographer
Emily Schweber Casting
Jim Simone Asst. Director
Jonah Smith Producer
Pawel Wdowczak Sound/Sound Designer
Jeff Werner Editor
Palmer West Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Dog Problem
1. Opening Sequence [5:42]
2. Puppy Dog Eyes [4:52]
3. No Refund [5:08]
4. Frank [6:44]
5. How Wars Get Started [6:13]
6. Delicate Negotiation [6:36]
7. Winner Takes Dog [5:54]
8. Clean Underwear [5:56]
9. Figuring It Out [5:32]
10. Getting Late [5:10]
11. Dog Thief [5:55]
12. Install the Thing [4:07]
13. Lost Dog [5:42]
14. A Long Walk [5:31]
15. Spot [5:13]
16. End Credits [3:45]

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The Dog Problem 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Bobloblaw More than 1 year ago
The subtle yet powerful influence this little creature has over the lives of the humans he comes in contact with makes for an entertaining and thought provoking film. The performances of Ribisi, Collins and Caan are great! The supporting cast is also excellent and includes a sweet bit by Don Cheadle as Ribisi's therapist. Watch this film with someone you care about-smiles, hugs and a few tears of joy will be assured!