Film Combines Holiday and Pet Appeal

Dog Days Teaser Poster - Mabel

There was a small trend a few years ago of star-studded ensemble films directed by Garry Marshall themed around holidays — Valentine’s Day was followed by New Year’s Eve and then Mother’s Day.

Now comes a new twist on seasonal cinema — this time with added cute animal appeal! Out August 10, during the dog days of summer, is Dog Days, directed by Ken Marino from a screenplay by Elissa Matsueda and Erica Oyama (Marino’s wife).

[This] ensemble comedy follows the lives of multiple dog owners and their beloved fluffy pals around sunny Los Angeles. When these human and canine’s paths start to intertwine, their lives begin changing in ways they never expected.

Dog Days - Tone Bell (left) stars as “Jimmy” and Nina Dobrev (right) stars as “Elizabeth”

Tone Bell (left) stars as “Jimmy” and Nina Dobrev (right) stars as “Elizabeth”

Dog Days - Vanessa Hudgens stars as “Tara” and Jon Bass stars as “Garrett”

Vanessa Hudgens stars as “Tara” and Jon Bass stars as “Garrett”

Dog Days - Adam Pally stars as “Dax” with Charlie the dog

Adam Pally stars as “Dax” with Charlie the dog

It stars Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens, Adam Pally, Eva Longoria, Rob Corddry, Tone Bell, Jon Bass, Michael Cassidy, Thomas Lennon, Tig Notaro, Finn Wolfhard, Ron Cephas Jones, and four canines. Here’s the trailer:

It looks like fun summer counter-programming. Tired of loud explosions and various people battling to save a world? Try this heart-warming, unchallenging comedy about how much people love their pets.



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