The trailer has been released for upcoming British comedy drama Down Dog.
Written by the creator of Men Behaving Badly, Simon Nye, the film stars Nick Moran (Harry Potter, Lock,Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Jason Durr (Heartbeat) Orla O’Rourke (Harry Brown, Calvary) and Tom Goodman-Hill (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Imitation Game). The synopsis for the movie is:
Playboy Frank Clayton neglects the fragile strands of his relationship with his family – until he’s convinced that he has just a year to live. Frank Clayton works for a sex toy company, has a sex addiction and sees his teenage son every other weekend. With the best intentions in her heart, his ex-wife persuades their family doctor to convince Frank that he is dying to see if he can – or will – sort his life out.
This heart-warming British comedy is charismatically fronted by Jason Durr and slickly edited by Rupert Hall. It deals sensitively, yet playfully, with the topic of family separation and reconciliation, as Frank gradually makes the necessary changes in his life and prioritises how his son Sam will remember him.
The plot’s use of Frank’s job as a sex toy expert permits a wide and refreshingly original variety of wisecracks and puns in this light-hearted film, including plenty of physical comedy, an art often forgotten in today’s talking-head comedic films. The cast have a brilliant chemistry, excellently glued together by the awkward son played by Dylan Llewellyn, and an equally great performance by Nick Moran as the boss people love to hate. Though ‘Down Dog’ handles heavy topics, it manages to remain an uplifting, feel-good rom-com.
Down Dog is released in UK cinemas on 14th November 2014. Check out the trailer below: