"The Power of the Dog" is a 2021 western drama film directed by Jane Campion.
The starring cast includes Benedict Cumberbatch as Phil Burbank, Kirsten Dunst as Rose Gordon, Jesse Plemons as George Burbank, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Peter Gordon, Thomasin McKenzie as Lola, Keith Carradine as The Governor, Frances Conroy as Old Lady, Peter Carroll as Old Gent, Adam Beach as Edward Nappo, Genevieve Lemon and others.

Here are "The Power of the Dog" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The Power of the Dog movie?

Netflix on Thursday, November 04, 2021 released the trailer for "The Power of the Dog" you can watch here:
The Power of the Dog | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Plot summary

What is The Power of the Dog movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The Power of the Dog" movie plot summary.

In 1925 Montana, wealthy ranch owner brothers Phil (Benedict Cumberbatch) and George Burbank (Jesse Plemons) meet widow and inn owner Rose Gordon (Kirsten Dunst) during a cattle drive. The kind-hearted George is quickly taken with Rose, while the volatile Phil, much influenced by his late mentor "Bronco" Henry, mocks Rose's son Peter (Kodi Smit-McPhee) for his lisp and effeminate manner.
George and Rose soon marry. Rose uses George's money to send her son to college to study medicine and surgery, while she moves into the Burbank ranch house. Phil immediately takes a dislike to her, believing she took advantage of George for his wealth. His rough ways and taunting manner unnerve her. George organizes a dinner party with his parents and the governor so they can meet Rose and hear her play their new piano. Phil, after being asked by George to wash up before dinner, is nowhere to be found. Rose is very reluctant to play the piano, citing her lack of ability, but is pressured to do so by George and their guests. She is unable to play more than a few notes and is further humiliated when Phil, still dirty, enters and belittles her. As they leave, she takes a drink of alcohol, something she was previously opposed to.
By the time Peter comes to stay at the ranch for the summer break, Rose has become an alcoholic, which she hides from George. Phil and his men taunt Peter, and he sequesters himself in his room, dissecting animals and studying diseases. In a secluded glade, Phil masturbates with Bronco Henry's handkerchief. Peter enters the glade and finds a stash of magazines with Bronco Henry's name on them depicting nude men. He observes Phil bathing in a pond with the kerchief around his neck; Phil notices him and chases him off.


Who plays who in the The Power of the Dog movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The Power of the Dog" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Benedict Cumberbatch  as Phil Burbank
Kirsten Dunst  as Rose Gordon
Jesse Plemons  as George Burbank
Kodi Smit-McPhee  as Peter Gordon
Thomasin McKenzie  as Lola
Keith Carradine  as The Governor
Frances Conroy  as Old Lady
Peter Carroll  as Old Gent
Adam Beach  as Edward Nappo
Geneviève Lemon  as Mrs Lewis (as Genevieve Lemon)
Kenneth Radley  as Barkeep (as Ken Radley)
Sean Keenan  as Sven
George Mason  as Cricket
Ramontay McConnell  as Theo
David Denis  as Angelo
Cohen Holloway  as Bobby
Max Mata  as Juan
Josh Owen  as Lee
Alistair Sewell  as Jock
Eddie Campbell  as Stan
Alice Englert  as Buster
Bryony Skillington  as Queenie
Jacque Drew  as Jeanie
Yvette Parsons  as Hettie
Aislinn Furlong  as Evie
Daniel Cleary  as Jeanie's Friend
Richard Falkner  as Pianola Man
Tatum Warren-Ngata  as Libby
Yvette Reid  as Clementine
Alice May Connolly  as Pearl
Stephen Lovatt  as Doctor
Stephen Bain  as Mr Weltz the Undertaker
Ella Hope-Higginson  as Consuela
Piimio Mei  as Sue Ella
Edith Poor  as Tanya
Vadim Ledogorov  as Older Man
Julie Forsyth  as Mrs Mueller
Alison Bruce  as The Governor's Wife
Karl Willetts  as Bill
David T. Lim  as Cook
Maeson Stone Skuggedal  as Edward Nappo's Son
Ian Harcourt  as Undertaker Assistant

Release date

When is The Power of the Dog movie release date?

"The Power of the Dog" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 2, 2021 (Venice), on November 11, 2021 (Australia/New Zealand) and on November 17, 2021 (United States) distributing by Transmission Films (Australia and New Zealand), Netflix (Worldwide) and Odeon.


What are The Power of the Dog filming details?

The duration of the film is 126 minutes. With a budget of $30 - 39 million, the film grossed over $160,000 (estimate).

"The Power of the Dog" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about The Power of the Dog movie?

"The Power of the Dog" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.9/10.

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