I saw a video of the movie 'Dean Spanley' the other night because a friend assured me that, as a dog lover, I would enjoy it.
Well, I did. I watched it again the next night, before I returned it to the shop.
I can't say too much about it, but if you like clever English comedy, turn of the twentieth-century costume drama, and think Peter O'Toole has the most gorgeous voice, you will find it entertaining. It has a fabulous cast: Art Malik, Bryan Brown, Jeremy Northam, Judy Parfitt, Peter O'Toole, Ramon Tikaram and Sam Neill
I was surprised to see it was based on a story written as long ago as 1936, published as a 14-chapter novella by Lord Dunsany. The novella was called My Talks with Dean Spanley. Given the fantasy elements, I would have thought it was quite modern, but apparently Lord Dunsany had an interest in the occult.
It's about a dog. That's all I can say without spoiling it. There's a review of it here, but if you read the review it might give away too much about the plot, in my opinion.