Darling Companion

2012 PG-13 1h 43m DVD

Darling Companion

2012 PG-13 1h 43m DVD
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Dealing with an empty nest and self-absorbed husband Joseph, Beth develops a deep bond with a dog she rescues -- and when Joseph loses the dog after a wedding, Beth joins forces with wedding guests in a search that takes some unexpected turns.
Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Dianne Wiest, Richard Jenkins, Elisabeth Moss, Mark Duplass, Ayelet Zurer, Sam Shepard, Lindsay Sloane, Jay Ali
Lawrence Kasdan
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1
English SDH, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that the titular partner in Darling Companion is a beloved dog who helps a woman (played by Diane Keaton) fill an emotional vacuum. When the dog gets lost in the woods, her family comes together to track it down, leading to a chance for reconnection. There's some swearing ("s--t," "ass," etc.), social drinking, sex talk, and a few suggestive scenes, but this is primarily a simple drama about rekindling love. While the movie's theme and older characters may not hold much appeal for younger viewers, the film's messages offer an important lesson for anyone who's ever been in a long-term relationship.

Sexual Content

Some suggestive discussions and a few scenes that cut away as couples head off for private moments.


Some heated arguments. Two men get into a wrestling match.


Some swearing during tense moments, including "s--t," "ass,' "d--k," "bitch," and "crap."

Social Behavior

The movie's main message is that family is more important than work, even though some people take far too long to realize that. In the end, it's always family that will stick by you during a crisis.


A wealthy doctor drives a Mercedes.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some adult characters drink wine with meals.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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