Darling Companion


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Mar 9 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Tue, Mar 9 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Festival Flashback
Narrative Feature
Release Year:2012
Run Time:103 minutes
Production Country:United States
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Lawrence Kasdan
Cast:Diane Keaton
Kevin Kline
Dianne Wiest
Richard Jenkins
Elisabeth Moss
Mark Duplass


“Darling Companion” — from four-time Academy Award-nominated director Lawrence Kasdan — features a stellar ensemble cast including Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Dianne Wiest, Richard Jenkins, Elisabeth Moss, Mark Duplass, Ayelet Zurer and Sam Shepard. 

“Darling Companion” is a comedy about many varieties of companionship. At the center of the movie is a marriage that has gone on for a long time and become frayed. Surrounding that union are young people falling in love, a brand-new marriage and the surprise of mid-life romance.

The film is also about the connection that sometimes happens between a human being and a pet – the love, friendship and solace that can pass between species.

On the side of a busy freeway, Beth (Diane Keaton) finds the love, devotion, commitment, and courage she needs — all wrapped up in a stray dog who becomes her “darling companion.” When the beloved canine goes missing, a shaggy-dog search adventure plays out, drawing together friends and family and rekindling a lifelong love.

“Anyone who’s ever had a dog knows they live in the moment. Their behavior can have an incredible effect on the people around them,” said writer/director/producer Lawrence Kasdan. “While humans worry about the future and mull over the past, dogs bring us back to the present with the uncomplicated joy they take in the here and now.”

“The characters in ‘Darling Companion’ are fictional, but the sense of how our affection for these animals can bring people together is very true,” added Kasdan, whose previous films include “The Big Chill”, “Body Heat” and “The Accidental Tourist”.