Gone Dog Gone Film Review
The Base Line
Although it drops comedian vapor along the way, this independent crazy still ratings a lot of laughs
June 26 (Indican Pictures)
Shaina Vorspan, Kate Connor, Kasi Brownish, Brandon Wally, Rich Riehle, Mark Sloniker, Marsha Waterbury
Kasi Brownish, Brandon Walter
It’s not a chance that the headline of Kasi Brownish and Brandon Walter’s first appearance function remembers a certain movie thriller instructed by Ben Affleck. Illustrating the misadventures of a Los Angeles several who go on a anxious look for for their kidnapped Yorkshire terrier, Gone Dog Gone is a farce in which the psychological levels amusingly seem just as great as those in Gone Child Gone.
The filmmakers perform Abby and Elliott, whose workaholic propensities have led to their wedding going dull, with the former’s efforts mainly instructed towards their lovely dog Laila. When the couple choose to take a journey to San Francisco they keep their item of love in the arms of their reliable dogsitter July (Shaina Vorspan), who views Laila to be her “BFF.”
Unfortunately, just as the culturally maladroit younger lady has been commissioned with the bonnet-wearing dog her lifestyle strikes the skids. Thrown out by her slacker partner and shot from her temperature job, she delivers the entrepreneurs an unknown ransom movie presenting a blindfolded and manacled Laila. Gradually the several gets sensible as to the culprit’s actual identification and, associated with Abby’s pot-smoking, cougar buddy Kat (Kate Connor), they begin a journey across the South west in desire of the running July.
Along the way they solicit the solutions of Dan (Jeff Sloniker), a new personal eye wanting to please his employer/father (veteran personality acting professional Rich Riehle) with whom he co-stars in a goofy TV professional. But factors take an even more complex convert when the ungroomed gumshoe produces a grind on the lady he’s following even as a recently insured Abby and Elliott uncover their sex-related mojo.
The brilliant assumption eventually drops vapor as the complex story originates, with the variety of crazy periods and the broadness of the characterizations enjoying reducing comedian profits. But there are still a lot of fun along the way, many of them provided by the very crazy changes by Vorspan as the psychologically delicate dognapper and Sloniker as the lovestruck PI. Brownish also shows a style for actual crazy as the high-strung Abby who’s spent all of her feelings in her dearest dog.
The low-budget film looks fantastic thanks to Garrett O’Brien’s sharp cinematography. But the actual celebrity of the procedures is undoubtedly the delightful dog entertainer whose deadpan face expression create the disorder around her all the more crazy.
Production: Buzzworm Films
Cast: Shaina Vorspan, Kate Connor, Kasi Brownish, Brandon Wally, Rich Riehle, Mark Sloniker, Marsha Waterbury
Directors/screenwriters: Kasi Brownish, Brandon Walter
Producers: Kasi Brownish, Brandon Wally, Rebecca Hu, Adriane Zaudke
Director of photography: Garrett O’Brien
Production designer: Scott M. Evans
Editor: Melanie Annan
Costume designer: Brianna Francis
Composer: Johnson Vincent
Casting: Meghan Lennox