GenreComedy, Drama Running time1h 20m ScreenplayJon Katz LanguageEnglish
Release dateSeptember 3, 2009 (2009-09-03) WriterGeorge LaVoo, Jon Katz (book) CastJeff Bridges (Jon Katz), Domhnall Gleeson (Anthony Armstrong), Welker White (Brenda King), Elizabeth Marvel (Margo), Lauren Ambrose (Emma), Lois Smith (Lois Blair) Similar moviesBeethoven (1992), Mist: The Tale of a Sheepdog Puppy (2006), The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2009), Hotel for Dogs (2009), Cinnamon (2011)
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A Dog Year is a 2009 American made-for-television comedy-drama film written and directed by first-time director George LaVoo and starring Jeff Bridges. It was originally broadcast on HBO on September 3, 2009.
The film is based on the memoir by Jon Katz and adapted by LaVoo. The story centers on a man experiencing a midlife crisis whose world is turned upside down when he adopts a border collie crazier than he is.
Jon Katz faces a midlife crisis. His wife moves out because he was growing too distant, their daughter Emma has moved to a place of her own, and he is left in the house with their two labrador retrievers and a severe case of writer's block. A dog breeder who has read his books convinces him to take in an abused and hyperactive border collie named Devon – and his crazy new life begins.
Jeff Bridges as Jonathan "Jon" Katz
Lauren Ambrose as Emma
Lois Smith as Lois Blair
Domhnall Gleeson as Anthony Armstrong
Welker White as Brenda King
Elizabeth Marvel as Margo
Pamela Holden Stewart as Patti
Deirdre O'Connell as Donna Brady
On Thursday, July 8, 2010, Jeff Bridges was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.