By reading the plot this movie seems as though it might aim to be a comedy, and though this film might have those moments when you laugh or smile, it really isn't a comedy movie. So that's the first thing - if you end up watching this have an open mind and don't expect a comedy because you won't get one.
The movie basically is about this author, Solo, who decides to get a dog that might help him become more comfortable and help him to write easier. But it turns out that everyone wants this dog, and there are people willing to pay good money for him but Solo realises he needs this dog and that he is beginning to like him a lot more. So the plot is basically that everyone wants his dog. Not too bad actually, and he falls in love with a girl he met at the dog park just to top things off.
If it took more of a funny side to the story it might have been more successful, but this was still just as watchable and entertaining. Giovanni Ribisi was brilliant. He is a star and still not well known by many people, he did a fantastic job as the lead role. And director Scott Caan also stared in this movie, and it worked. He was himself I guess and it went with the movie perfectly.
It's not exactly the best movie in the world as you can see by my rating, but still worth watching. Check it out sometime if you are a fan of any of the actors, but as I said, this was maybe more of a drama than comedy.