'Heavy Petting': Another Great Dog Romance

July 9, 2009


I don't want to get in the habit of posting about two-year-old movies, but IWS reader Randy sent in the poster and DVD art for Heavy Petting--a 2007 romantic comedy starring Watchmen's Malin Akerman--and with my love for terrible, dogs-doing-human-things movies, they were too ridiculous to ignore.

I love that, after the first terrible poster, the only ideas for revisions were dropping the pun, making everyone orange, and blatantly replacing the dog's head with another dog head with a crazier tongue--"and make sure this dog is making uncomfortable eye contact with the audience as it paws at the woman's breasts!"

The Amazon summary is really good too:

When Charlie (Brendan Hines) meets Daphne (Malin Akerman), the girl of his dreams, he never expects he’ll have to battle past her pet dog "Babydoll" to win her heart. Just when it seems he can’t beat the beast, and all is lost, something unexpected happens. Charlie begins to fall in love with the dog himself, realizing he never really needed a girlfriend in the first place. Now, in order to keep hanging out with "man’s best friend," Charlie must scramble to keep his relationship with Daphne going at all costs, or risk losing them both.

He falls in love with the dog! I think I've just found the perfect double-feature complement for Marley & Me night (every Wednesday)!

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