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Four Dogs (2013)

In this voyeuristic, slice-of-life comedic drama, we spend a week in the world of twenty-two year old Oliver, who lives with his aunt and her four dogs in Encino, CA. Oliver has more ... See full summary »


Joe Burke
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Oliver Cooper ... Oliver
Dan Bakkedahl ... Dan
Rebecca Goldstein Rebecca Goldstein ... Becca (as ReBecca Goldstein)
Kathleen McNearney Kathleen McNearney ... Diane
Jennifer Batter Jennifer Batter ... Crystal
Shaun Weiss ... Shaun
Teigen D'Eston ... Shaun's Friend (as Teigen Fraker)
Tysen D'Eston Tysen D'Eston ... Shaun's Friend (as Tysen Fraker)
Jean Rauth Jean Rauth ... Game Night Lady
Regina Bevacqua Regina Bevacqua ... Game Night Lady
Judith Groff Judith Groff ... Game Night Lady
Ariana Kaiser Ariana Kaiser ... Ariana
Joshua Staman ... Ben
Kevin Oestenstad ... Party Friend
Michael Saig Michael Saig ... Party Guitarist


In this voyeuristic, slice-of-life comedic drama, we spend a week in the world of twenty-two year old Oliver, who lives with his aunt and her four dogs in Encino, CA. Oliver has more imagination than ambition, and spends most of his time hanging out with his former acting class buddy, Dan, who's twice Oliver's age and one rejection away from calling it quits. These two unlikely friends pass the days away cruising around town, eating lunches, and hanging out back by the pool. But when a friend of his aunt's comes to stay at the house for a few nights while in town for business, Oliver's daily routine is shaken up and his sights are redirected towards the new woman living across the hall. Beautifully shot, with an eye for the natural and real, filmmaker Joe Burke captures a sincere honesty both in tone and character, and brings to the screen a world filled with humor, heart, and those little in between moments we can all relate to in our own way. Written by Anonymous

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16 June 2013 (USA) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Definitely not a dog
12 October 2019 | by jordan2240See all my reviews

Came across this while browsing through whatever streaming service it's on (can't keep them all straight). Saw that it was pretty short, so figured it wouldn't be a huge waste of time if it turned out to be bad. Turns out I really enjoyed it. All of the characters are likable and very real, and the acting and dialog are excellent. Never found myself bored, as it never spends too much time on any one situation or event. It doesn't present any earth-shattering story lines, but like a Norman Rockwell painting, just shows life like it it, and life usually has a few laughs waiting in the wings.

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