One fun aspect about film festivals is that you may get to see a movie bound for theatrical release sometimes MONTHS in advanced. Earlier this year at the 29th Annual Miami International Film Festival showed Lawrence Kasdan’s new movie, “Darling Companion” starring Kevin Klien, Diane Keaton, Dianne Wiest and Richard Jenkins. Klien, Jenkins and Lawrence and Meg Kasdan all showed up for the screening as well. This happened at the beginning of March, now “Darling Companion” is getting its theatrical release.
Dr. Joseph Winter (Klien) and his wife Beth, (Keaton) have been married for a very long time. Dr. Winter works too much in his wife’s opinion and he thinks his wife is overly-emotional now due to the fact that their daughters are grown and Beth is trying to fill a new void. Beth finds an abandoned dog on the freeway and the couple adopts him. The youngest daughter, Grace (Elisabeth Moss) marries the veterinary doctor a year later. The wedding is held at the family’s lodge in the Rockies. When Dr. Winter is taking the dog, named Freeway out for a walk in the woods, he gets distracted and loses him. A massive hunt then begins to find Freeway and get him home safely.