It’s never easy when you lose your best friend.
Anyone who has owned a dog knows how difficult it can be to say goodbye, and the movie captures the sad reality of what happens when a dog dies or runs away. The crux of one reclusive owner’s (Ron Cephas Jones) story is how the search for his missing dog makes him an active participant in the world again. Meanwhile, another owner must come to terms with losing his best friend suddenly. The film’s comedy is stripped away in a realistic moment of loss and quiet reflection. Rather than shying away from those emotions, it embraces the rewarding, if fleeting, relationship.