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'Gone Doggy Gone' serves up ripe humor that wears thin quickly

'Gone Doggy Gone' serves up ripe humor that wears thin quickly

A dog-napped teacup terrier proves better behaved than the hyper humans pursuing it in "Gone Doggy Gone," a shrill satire co-directed and written by Kasi Brown and Brandon Walter. They play workaholic, dysfunctional Los Angeles couple Abby (Brown) and Eliott (Walter). When their excessively pampered pooch, Leila, gets pinched, they take to the road in hot pursuit with an overly involved pet-sitter (Shaina Vorspan) and a slacker detective (Jeff Sloniker). It comes as no surprise that Brown and Walter first started collaborating while attending improv classes with the Upright Citizens Brigade. The film's oddball assortment of broadly played characters feel like sketch comedy...

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