This week, the oddest DVD to appear on release lists:
“12 Christmas Wishes for My Dog”
Looking for a warm-fuzzy, family (and pet) friendly diversion from holiday shopping? Check out the thoroughly wholesome, G-rated “12 Christmas Wishes for My Dog” (due out on DVD Tuesday).
This Lionsgate Home Entertainment release – also available through digital download and on-demand outlets – has an attractive cast that includes Elisa Donovan (“Clueless”), Gabrielle Carteris (TV’s “Beverly Hills 90210”), Michael Gross (TV’s “Family Ties” and Fred Willard (“Best in Show”).
It tells a magical, heart-warming tale of a troubled young named Laura (Donovan) who takes the advise of a friend and seeks out a “life coach” to get her own life back on track. This oddball counselor (Willard) tells Laura to make 12 wishes for a positive chance in her life.
But soon Laura discovers that each wish she makes comes turn and sets off some unexpected and unwanted consequences.
And so she’s forced to act quickly to undo the damage and to get her life – and her shaggy white dog – back before a Christmas deadline.
The DVD comes with a few bonus extras, including a behind-the-scenes featurette, production notes and a gallery of still photos.
“12 Christmas Wishes for My Dog” is rated G and runs 88 minutes. It’s being released by Lionsgate.
- Dennis King