Bow wow and how

'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.”

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading