The only acting credit on the back of Stan Pavlov's headshot is “appeared in court”. But one day, his life takes an unexpected change – for the worse – when his beloved Dog inadvertently gets cast in the commercial Stan was auditioning for. Pavlov's Dog moves to L.A. and ascends to stardom: The Royal Shakespeare Company, an animated series, a late-night talk show.
Stan quits. He has flushed acting out of his system, until…
The Dog, sick and broke, needs money for an operation (having blown all his on chew toys and bitches). To raise cash, Stan grudgingly agrees to become a prime-time game-show host.
Stan finds that everything he ever wanted - money, fame, attention - is not actually what he really wanted. Trashing hotel rooms, robbing banks, punching fans who don't want to take his picture can't erase the simple truth: there is no loneliness quite as profound as a man separated from his dog.
David Kurman's brilliant social satire is a hilarious look at the absurdity and fickleness of modern fame.