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'Darling Companion' draws stories of the pets that got away

Tuesday’s preem at the Egyptian for Sony Pictures Classics’ “Darling Companion” was one for the dogs.

Inspired by a real incident, the dramedy starring Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline, follows the search for a missing dog, so it was appropriate that guests dined on hot dogs prior to the screening, which benefitted the dog-rescuing Amanda Foundation.

Lawrence Kasdan mused on the backstory for his pic. “We had rescued a dog and lost the dog in the mountains. We looked all over and a friend of ours encouraged us to keep looking when we got discouraged. It seemed like a good way to tell a story about relationships and companionship, and how sometimes you find the right person and other times you find the right pet,” said the filmmaker.

“He was gone for three weeks and many people helped us in the effort,” added co-scribe Meg Kasdan. “He’s a 14-year-old mutt and we still have him!”

Kline had his own experience with a missing pet. “I lost a bird once,” he recalled. “I was a neophyte birdman and I let it get away. But I found another bird that looked identical and my children were none the wiser. When they came to a certain age, I broke them the news and they were amused.”

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