Struggling scribbler Giovanni Ribisi is broke and nowhere after a year of paying for therapy with noggin doctor Don Cheadle, so he's reluctant when Dr. Don tells him that what he needs more than anything is a dog. But a mutt just might get him out of his own head, so he decides to give it a whirl in The Dog Problem (2006), a talky indie written and directed by Scott Caan. Scott, as Giovanni's horndog pal, tags along with his buddy on a pooch-shopping trip to the Beverly Center; when Scott gets distracted by a luscious lady, Giovanni ends up picking out a scrawny tramp that he decides he dislikes too much to even name. He tries to give it away to Scott's rich-ditz friend (the supreme Mena Suvari), but then, suddenly, he finds himself growing fond of the little fella. It's a good thing, because Giovanni soon ends up at the same dog park as stripper Lynn Collins, and his life starts looking up (and filling up with C-cups).