A Dog Year

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A Dog Year
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HBO advertising poster.
Screenplay by George LaVoo
Story by Jon Katz
Directed by George LaVoo
Starring Jeff Bridges
Lauren Ambrose
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Liz Manne
Cinematography Frederick Elmes
Original release
  • September 3, 2009 (2009-09-03)

A Dog Year is a 2009 television film written and directed by first-time director George LaVoo and starring Jeff Bridges.

The film is based on the memoir by Jon Katz and adapted by LaVoo. The story centers on a man experiencing a midlife crisis whose world is turned upside down when he adopts a border collie crazier than he is.[1]


Jon Katz faces a midlife crisis. His wife moves out because he was growing too distant, their daughter Emma has moved to a place of her own, and he is left in the house with their two labrador retrievers and a severe case of writer's block. A dog breeder who has read his books convinces him to take in an abused and hyperactive border collie named Devon – and his crazy new life begins.



On Thursday, July 8, 2010, Jeff Bridges was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.


  1. ^ "HBO's 'Year' on calendar for Bridges". hollywoodreporter. Archived from the original on 2 September 2006. Retrieved 2006-09-20. 

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