The original self-help animal, the advice dog specialises in dud advice and barely coherent nonsense. Handy little chap isn’t he?
Social misfit Herman (Steve Carell) is astounded when Rex, his only friend in the world, starts giving him pointers on how to live his life. Being a fairly trusting soul, Herman carries out all the instructions verbatim and finds himself coming out of his shell. However, when Rex starts instructing him to kill people, things take a turn for the macabre…Is it all in his head, or is Rex truly the canine manifestation of the devil?
Having been captured and locked in an asylum, a friendly guard takes pity on poor Herman. “I’ve brought you a special visitor” he says kindly. Cue the pitter-patter of four familiar paws….screen fades to black as Herman screams and Rex barks.