Dog Days out in theaters August 8th
As a dog lover, I was thrilled when LD entertainment invited me to the screening and press junket for this movie. As you might already know, my dogs are rescued togs, and they are my fury babies. They are part of our family. Watching movies about animals, specially with dogs in something we will never get tired of.
About the movie
Elizabeth is a charming anchorwoman who seeks advice from her dog's therapist. Tara is a spunky barista who dreams of a life beyond the coffee shop. Daisy is a dog walker who's enamored with a client. Garrett pines for a woman while trying to keep his adopt-a-dog business afloat. The beloved canines in their lives soon start to influence their careers, friendships and romantic relationships in funny and unexpected ways.
Watch a trailer
Did we like it?
Our disclosure is that we are bias, because we love dogs. However even if you are not a dog lover, there is no way, you cannot like this movie. It is cute and adorable. A real family movie with all the elements that you need to laugh and cry. Do not say that I did not warn you. Without any spoilers here, take some tissue to the theaters because you should expect tears. Everyone next to me inside the theater was crying on some moments. But we also laughed, a lot.
The stories that develop at the movie are believable and make you fall in love not only with the characters but also with the dogs. Messages of friendship, family and compassion are all over the movie, great teaching moment for parents and their kids watching it.
Adopt don't shop
Last weekend I spent my Saturday at The Four Seasons hotel in Beverly hills with some other amazing entertaintment bloggers for the press screening of Dog Days the new family film starring Vanessa Hudgens, Eva Longoria, Adam Pally, Rob Corddry, Nina Dobrev, Tig Notaro, and Tone Bell.
We had the opportunity of an interview with some of the cast members of Dog Days (director Ken Marino; actors Vanessa Hudgens, Eva Longoria, Nina Dobrev, Adam Pally, and Tone Bell)
One of the coolest part of the junket is that they had puppies from the Petco Foundation for us to play with and take pictures. These dogs are looking for their fur-ever homes, so if you are looking to grow your family you should visit the website and get more information.
Ok now back to the actors, here are some of the cool things we learned about them during the interview
Tone Bell told us that working on this film increased his affinity for dogs: “I definitely fell more in love with the furry friends through the process and then thereafter. Maverick (Nina Dobrev’s dog) was on set every day. Maverick is like my niece now”
Vanessa Hudgens told us that the most challenging part of working with the dogs was: ”Not being distracted and wanting to cuddle them all day. They are e just so cute and well behaved and smart. In between set-ups I would try to sneak away and play with the dogs".
Eva Longoria said that working with Ken Marino it was amazing: “It is so great to have an actor as a director since they speak your language. There are so many directors who cannot articulate what they want. I love that Ken is funny; it is my kind of funny. So I knew we would be in good hands”.