Darling Companion

Synopsis: Mother and daughter, Beth and Grace, find a bedraggled dog on the side of the freeway. Taking it home and rescuing it, the dog helps Grace meet a man. But Beth's husband, Joseph, hates the dog and just might cause even more friction in their marriage. While at their remote cabin for a weekend wedding with family, Joseph loses the dog and Beth isn't going home until they find it. With help from their nephew, Joseph's sister, her new boyfriend, and their psychic gypsy maid, the family search high and low for the missing dog and in the process find that they also need to mend their own relationships.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Lawrence Kasdan
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

Joseph, you're a genius.

That's my job. I'm a surgeon.

But I'm no genius.

Oh, my God.

It's Mitch.

I was just telling

your uncle here he's a genius.

Now he's arguing with me.

Well, you know us doctors,

very famous for our humility.

- How you feeling?

- Like a man who can't wait to tee off.

How long till I can

start playing again?

Well, let's see how you heal first.

Could be four to six weeks,

Really? That long?

We only want to

do this once.


That's good.

It was great to see

Ellie and the baby.

When are they heading

back to New York?

Beth and Grace are taking them

to the airport right now.

Bet Beth hates to see them go.

She's fine.

Ethan, Ethan, we must say good-bye.

I know it's gonna be hard, but.

We just gotta suck it up

and not let our emotions get the best of us.

Is that okay?

Is that okay with you?

Because I know you're

thinking hard.

Well, when you finish your thesis,

you should come to New York.

We'll invite Jeffs friend for dinner.

I don't think he's my type.

You haven't even met him.

- Could you cover your mouth?

- Sorry.

Maybe you're right.

All right, Mom, you gotta hand him over.

Give Grandma a kiss.

Give Mi-Mi a kiss good-bye.

Give Mi-Mi kisses.

- No...

- Hey, buddy.

Now, call me if it looks like

he's about to take his first step.

I'll fly to New York.

Okay, we'll keep him off

the floor till you get there.

- All right, honey. Bye-bye, love.

- I love you.

How can a person not cover

his mouth when he sneezes,

especially around a baby?

Yeah, especially around you.

Babies are exhausting.

It's different when they're yours.

You're great with Ethan.

Were you that patient with us?

Still am.

What did I do with my keys? There.

Do you think he'll remember us

next time he sees us?

- God, I'm sorry.

- I'm sorry.

- That's okay, honey.

- He won't forget you.

- I know. I know. I know.

- I'm sorry. I'm an idiot.

No, you're not an idiot.

Oh, God.


Hi, Dad.

I thought I called your mom.

You did. She's busy.

Did they get off all right?

They're on the plane.

Ask Mom if she remembered

to pick up my stuff at the cleaners.

Did you get Dad's stuff?

Yes, she did.

Put her on.

I have to ask her something.

She'll call you back.

Well, she can't.

I'm going into surgery.

Wait a minute. She's upset.

Of course. Is she crying?

A little, we all cried.

Okay, you can do this.

Tell her to please calm down.


Thank you, sweetie.

- I'll drive.

- No.


Dad can be kind of

a prick sometimes.

He thinks I overreact.

When you do what he does,

you gotta have a thick skin.

Honey, he's not a prick.

You always defend him.

Oh, my God.

- Turn around!

- What?

- Oh, my God!

- What? We're on the freeway.

We got to go back,

I saw something.

What... Like a body?

- Take that exit right there!

- I'm taking it!

- God, take it easy, Miss Daisy.

- Turn around!

I can't turn around.

We're on the freeway!

Wait, wait, wait, wait.

Mom, are you sure about this?

Get out on this side.

No shit.


Hey! Hey, fella!

Here, boy.


- Don't touch him!

- Okay.

He's filthy.

- He could have rabies.

- I know.

- It's okay.

- Why isn't he standing up?

Is this like one of those

subway accidents,

where you lift him up

and all his guts fall out?

Honey, he's terrified.

What can we feed him

to make friends?

I know. All right, I got it.

Yes, hello, 9-1-1?

Listen, this isn't

a life-and-death emergency, exactly.

No one has a gun or anything.

No, I said no gun!

- I got it!

- Hello?

- Here we go!

- Hello?

- Damn it.

- Look, look, look, look.

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