Director: Andres Dursan
Cast: Tom Goodman, Dylan Llewellyn, Jason Durv
Country of Origin: UK 2014 97 mins.
Released by APROPOS/MIRACLE
Frank Clayton (Jason Durr) left his wife Rachel (Orla O'Rourke) and teenage son Sam (Dylan Llewellyn) ten years ago for the bachelor life - work, booze, women and socialising with his misogynist boss Bill (Nick Moran).
A plot line that could have led to laughs. It didn't. Lame, laboured and not even a snigger.
Son Sam has hang ups because he assumes he's responsible for his parent's breakup so it's low self esteem, school work suffering and can't get it together with Amy, the love of his life. When Rachel asks Frank for help she gets the standard throw away comment but when friends suggest that some men change only when facing death Rachel figures out a way of making Frank believe that he's on the way out.
Billed as a comedy of a man who's doing his best to connect with his son before he dies 'Down Dog' died after the first few frames.