*Report contains spoilers*
SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The new film Weiner-Dog follows a Dachshund that is passed from one oddball owner to another, including a screenwriter portrayed by Danny DeVito.
The filmed received great reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, but not all dog lovers are giving it a paws-up.
Some reviews have blasted the film because the ending is over the top gory.
What upsets local dog owner Mike Martin is that the film promoters bill it as a film for dog lovers and never warned audience members about the ending.
During an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the film director Todd Sollenz, was asked about the symbolism of the dog.
"For me, it's much more of a creative and instinctive process. I'll leave it to others to tell how horrible a person I might be," he said.
Martin is not telling movie goers to not see the film, but rather is warning them of the gory ending.
CBS News 8 reached out to the company that is distributing the movie and the local contact who is promoting the movie for comment, but they have not responded with a comment.
Wiener-Dog is scheduled to be released June 24, 2016.