Darling Companion is a 2012 drama film directed by Lawrence Kasdan, written by Kasdan and his wife Meg, and starring Diane Keaton and Kevin Kline. Filming took place in Utah in 2010 and was released on April 20, 2012.
Beth: I'm not talking about Doctors, I'm talking about you. Joseph: Have I ever put my work before you or the girls? (pause) Joseph: Ok, sometimes. When I'm doing surgery on someone's spine to relieve them of a life of pain, I have put my work first! The girls always understood and they never complained. Beth: Were we living in the same house?
Joseph: What's going on? Whose dog is this? Grace: Mom's. She saved his life. Beth: He's not mine. I'm just gonna find him a home. Joseph: Why is he here? Beth: I just couldn't let them take him to the pound. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna call a few rescue societies tomorrow and somebody's gonna want him. Joseph: Yeah, but not us, right? We're not getting a dog, right? Grace: I think you should keep him. I'll help. Joseph: You're at school. She's not gonna come back every morning and walk the dog and neither am I. Beth: I wouldn't mind doing that. Joseph: Beth, I don't want a dog. Beth: I told you, I'm gonna find him a home. Joseph: Yeah, I know you. Beth: And what's that supposed to mean? Grace: That was Dr. Bhoola. Joseph: Who? Grace: The veterinarian. He's gonna stop by. Beth: What is he... He's coming here now? Grace: Yeah, he has some medicine or something. I'm gonna use your shower 'cause it's filthy in here. Joseph: The veterinarian makes house calls? Beth: He's very attractive.
(first lines) Patient: This is the best my back has felt in three years. Joseph, you're a genius. Joseph: That's my job. I'm a surgeon. But I'm no genius.