The Dog Problem

Synopsis: In Los Angeles, a depressed writer named Solo has writer's block after a successful first book of which he's ashamed, and he's broke, thanks to a year in classical psychoanalysis. In their final session, his therapist suggests that he gets a pet, so Solo buys a scrawny terrier that adds to his problems: the dog isn't house-trained; he owes money to a thug who's angry; at a dog park, he begs a woman he's just met to pay the veterinarian's bill when the dog is bitten; and his friend Casper has introduced him to a persistent rich girl who decides that she wants the dog. He could sell, settle his debts, and return to life with a clean carpet, or he could figure out why he doesn't want to part with the dog.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Scott Caan
Production: ThinkFilm Inc.
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min

Oh no, it's a cool dog.

It's cool.

Seems calm enough.

It's just really little.

Well, it's a puppy.

I mean...


I... I know.

No, no, no.


Hey, you know what?

It's about... you like her, I like her.

It's a he.

It's a boy dog.

He. Boy. Dog.

Pal, I just want you to be happy.


Are you happy?

Look, he likes you.

I... can you hold the dog?

- But he likes you.

- I'm driving the car.

But he wants to go to Daddy.

What's wrong with that?

He doesn't want to be on...

on... on uncle's lap.

He wants to go...

He wants to go in the back, apparently.


Is he going to shit?

Okay, you've got to be kidding me.

No! No!

Hi, Brad.

It's Solo.

Uh, yeah, the Tongan terrier.

Well, uh, yeah, you know,

I tried that crate thing

that you told me about

and he just went to the

bathroom all over the bathroom.

Well, yeah, see, that's the thing.

I didn't have a crate so I just...

I thought the bathroom would suffice.

Uh, no, I don't want to buy a crate.

Well, just because I don't

have room for a crate.

Okay, well, I'm sure the crates

are very decorative, Brad, but...

Brad, I don't want to buy a crate.

Stop trying to sell me a crate.

Okay, give me the shoe.

Put the shoe down.

Put the...

Yeah, hi, is this Brad?

Well, Brad, you fucked me, pal.

This little thing is driving me crazy, man.

I mean, I... you know...

Hello? Hello?

Okay, Brad,

he's peeing on the carpet right now.

What the f*ck is a wee-wee pad?


I just want him to go on the balcony, man.

Look, you know what?

We talked about this and... and I just...

I don't think this is going to work.

I just...

Well, I don't know.

That's a good question.

What the hell do you want me to do?

I mean, can I just bring him back?

Hello? Hello, Brad?


What the hell are you looking at, man?

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Scott Caan

Scott Andrew Caan (born August 23, 1976) is an American actor. He currently stars as Detective Danny "Danno" Williams in the CBS television series Hawaii Five-0 (2010–present), for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Caan is also known for his recurring role as manager Scott Lavin in the HBO television series Entourage (2009–2011). He was also a part of 1990s rap group The Whooliganz with The Alchemist. The duo went by the names Mad Skillz and Mudfoot, respectively. more…

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