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Dog Days is for the Quintessential Lover of Furry Friends and Romance


Dogs have always been a part of me life.  My family has owned many of them over the years, but the one who is the most memorable is Mr. Spanky.  Yup, you guessed it.  He’s named after The Little Rascal character Spanky because that is exactly what he is…a little rascal.  I can’t imagine a day where I don’t arrive home to see his smiling little furry face ready and waiting to give me all the love and doggy kisses I can handle.

There is nothing better than the love of a furry four-legged friend, mostly because it is unconditional…no matter what.

Dog Days illustrates doggy love from three different perspectives.  How they can bring people together romantically.  How they can make the most irresponsible person responsible and how they can make a family’s home complete with just their sheets presence.  It also illustrates how love can be found in the most unlikely places…mostly in and around the heart of  dog.

Eva Longoria (Grace)  and Rob Corddry (Kurt) are adorable as the Mom and Dad  anxiously awaiting their adoptive daughter Amelia (Elizabeth Caro) who only comes alive when the couple finds and also adopts home a stray dog.  Their storyline proves how much a cuddly little friend can change the dynamics of a family.  My favorite scene is when Grace dances for breakfast to the Spice Girls in an effort to connect.

I don’t know where Tone’ Bell (Jimmy) has been hiding, but we definitely need to see more of him on the silver screen.  Not only because he is super fine, but because he is just a natural when it comes to acting which isn’t always the case for folks coming from a comedy background.  The chemistry between he and Nina Dobrev (Elizabeth) is infectious.  Of course, the camera always loves Vanessa Hudgens (Tara) and it doesn’t lie when it comes to charisma and being relatable, which she carries by the truckload.  Pairing her with the equally charismatic Jon Bass (Garrett) was cinema gold.  It was like watching the them in ‘The Wedding Planner’ with a doggy cast.  My favorite was Ron Cephas Jones , who no matter what role he inhabits is just spectacular at putting a lump in your throat and a tear in your eye.

Ken Marino is not only a gifted actor, but wrangling kids and animals takes a special skill that he has mastered for Dog Days.   For anyone who has a furry friend or is animal lover dog Days is the perfect escape from the heat wave of August.  Produced by LD Entertainment, Dog Days barks into theaters on August 8th.


I love, love love movies, watching them and discussing them...thus the birth of The Curvy Film Critic!!! Host/Producer/FilmCritic,Carla Renata is a member of such esteemed organizations as Critics Choice Association (Co-President Documentary Branch), African American Film Critics Association, Online Association of Female Film Critics and Alliance of Women Film Journalists. My op-eds or features have been seen in VARIETY,, Maltin on Movies, The Cherry Picks, IGN Movies, as well as being a frequent Guest Contributor to Fox 11-LA, Good Day LA, ET Live!, Turner Classic Movies, KCRW Press Play with Madeline Brand, The Cherry Picks, The Stream Team (Beond TV) ITV, Fox Soul's The Black Report, The ListTV and more. Catch my reviews on The Curvy Critic with Carla Renata - LIVE!!! Sundays 5pm PST via You Tube or Facebook Live. If you like what you read please shout me out and subscribe to The Curvy Critic on YouTube. You can chat with me across all social media platforms @TheCurvyCritic and as always, thanks for supporting a sista'

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