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• Shooting Locations
• USA: Oct 27, 2001
DVD Release Date
• R1: Mar 26, 2002
• R2: 7 Jan 2003
Rated R for language.
1 hour, 47 minutes
Country USA, Germany
Studio Cinerenta, Lonsdale Pictures, Millennium Films, S. Fork Pictures
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• How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog
|Genre: Drama, Comedy, Suspense, Marriage|
Tagline: One man's pet is another man's peeve.
Plot: As L.A's most, if not only, successful playwright, Peter McGowan (Kenneth Branagh) has hit a creative dry spell. After a string of box office flops, his new play is set to open, but the script isn't finished. McGowan decides to workshop the production, and in the process has to navigate a minefield of egos, feuding actors, and showbiz politics, ever cynical of the schmooze and cruise scene his producer insists on dragging him into. With his producer and cast insisting the ten-year-old character in the play doesn't ring true, he is challenged to develop a "real" child and finds himself blocked.
At home, his wife Melanie (Robin Wright Penn), a children’s dance instructor, would like a child of her own, but Peter isn't ready; he has his play to complete and his art itself to resurrect. Besides, his perpetually confused mother-in-law (Lynn Redgrave) has moved in and dealing with her is yet another challenge. On a good day she recognizes Peter as someone who resembles her son-in-law; at other times she chats with him about her imminent death. Peter also realizes he is being stalked – by a fan who thinks he’s the real Peter. He reaches the brink of insanity when the neighbor’s new dog starts barking in the night, exacerbating his insomnia.
When a recently separated woman and her
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