Blu-ray, DVD Release: Darling Companion

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Aug. 28, 2012
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Darling CompanionYou gotta love a good dog movie, and Darling Companion has not only a cute dog, but also a helluva cast.

Diane Keaton (Morning Glory) leads the charge as Beth, who’s struggling with a self-involved husband (Kevin Kline, No Strings Attached) and an empty nest. After she saves a bedraggled dog lost dog from the side of a freeway, Beth forms a bond with the animal. But when Kline’s Joseph loses the dog after a wedding at their vacation home in the Rockies, a distraught Beth gets help from the remaining guests and a mysterious young woman (Ayelet Zurer, Man of Steel) for the search. Along the way, the searchers are affected by the adventure, which takes them in unexpected directions.

Dianne Wiest (Rabbit Hole), Richard Jenkins (Let Me In), Elisabeth Moss (TV’s Mad Men), Mark Duplass (Greenberg) and Lindsay Sloane (Horrible Bosses) also star in the PG-13-rated film.

Darling Companion Blu-ray boxThe first film in years from director Lawrence Kasdan (French Kiss), Darling Companion was screened in a limited number of theaters, to pretty poor reviews from critics and mixed reviews from moviegoers. Critics’ biggest complaints were with the script, which Kasdan co-wrote with his wife, Meg Kasdan (Grand Canyon).

Both the DVD and Blu-ray come packed with a lot more special features than are usual for a smaller movie liked this. Here’s the list:

  • commentary with Lawrence Kasdan, Meg Kasdan and Kevin Kline
  • “Darling Companion: Behind the Scenes”
  • “Finding Freeway: Dog People”
  • “On the Red Carpet: New York Premiere”
  • “Behind the Scenes: Lawrence Kasdan”

Here’s the movie’s touching trailer:

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.