Synopsis

DARLING COMPANION is the story of Joseph and Beth, a surgeon and his wife, who have been married for many years and have two grown daughters, Grace and Ellie. On a wintry day in Denver, Beth and Grace save a bedraggled lost dog from the side of the freeway. Beth, who’s struggling with an empty nest and a distracted, self-involved husband, forms a special bond with the rescued animal. When Joseph loses the dog after a wedding at their vacation home in the Rockies, a frantic search ensues. A distraught Beth enlists the help of the few remaining guests and a mysterious young woman. Each member of the search party is affected by the adventure, which takes them in unexpected directions – comic, harrowing, and sometimes deeply emotional. From Lawrence Kasdan, whose movies include THE BIG CHILL and GRAND CANYON, comes the third installment in the exploration of his generation. The stellar cast includes Academy Award winners Diane Keaton (Beth), Kevin Kline (Joseph) and Dianne Wiest (Penny), and Academy Award nominee Richard Jenkins (Russell).