In this keen-witted, darkly comical Spanish allegory, the death of the family dog nearly destroys a successful businessman's well-ordered middle-class life. Up until the dog gets mysteriously ill, Andre led an idyllic suburban existence with his wife and two kids. Concerned for the ailing pet, he brings it to the veterinarian who tells Andre that the dog is terminally ill and must be put to death without delay. In his shock, Andre agrees and the dog dies swiftly, but then another problem arises: the vet has no way to dispose of the body because it is a weekend and so Andre must do it himself while feverishly thinking of a way to tell his family.
~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide