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Former Kids In The Hall member Bruce McCulloch wrote and directed this comedy about the romantic tribulations of a group of Toronto twenty-somethings whose relationships with their dogs are more stable and long-lasting than their romances with people. Nice guy Andy (Luke Wilson) gets dumped by his girlfriend Cheryl (Kathleen Robertson) when she meets another man (Gordon Currie); worst of all, Cheryl also ends up with custody of Andy's dog. On the rebound, Andy meets Lorna (Natasha Henstridge), the host of a children's TV show, but she's too obsessed with her dog Peanut to pay Andy much mind. Keiran (Kristin Lehman), on the other hand, is a bit too enthusiastic for Andy, leading to yet another short-lived relationship. Cheryl ends up taking her dog (formerly Andy's dog) to a pet psychiatrist (Mark McKinney) who thinks that her promiscuity may be traumatizing the pooch. Meanwhile, Bruce McCulloch and Janeane Garofalo are cast against type as Jeff and Jeri, Andy's cheerful and annoyingly romantic friends. Although it was completed in 1998, Dog Park's U.S. release was delayed until September 1999 due to the film's sale to New Line Cinema; as a result, Bruce McCulloch's directorial debut hit theaters only a month before the scheduled release of his second film, Janeane Garofalo. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 24, 1999

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Genie Awards Bruce McCulloch Best Original Screenplay 1999 Nominee
Genie Awards Mark McKinney Best Supporting Actor 1999 Winner

Crew

Bruce McCulloch
Director
Susan Cavan
Producer
Bruce McCulloch
Screenwriter
David A. Makin
Cinematographer
Craig Northey
Composer (Music Score)
Christopher Cooper
Editor
Marian Wihak
Production Designer
Linda Muir
Costume Designer
Jane Tattersall
Sound/Sound Designer
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