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.