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Year of the Dog....a small pognantly satrical film

Discussion in 'Movie Lounge' started by Carl V, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Molly Shannon plays peggy in the small film "Year of the Dog".
    It's the directing debut of Mike White. He has written for
    "Chuck & Buck" " School of Rock" & a TV series Freaks & Geeks.

    When Peggys' adorable Beagle dies as a result of a sort of Toxic
    poisoning her wolrd falls apart...she becopmes a rabid animal
    rights activitst....as a result she alienates her family, friends
    & puts her job in jeapoardy. Laura Dern is her siter in law.

    I wanted to like this fiml more....I just lost a family pet.
    However, the film is so-so. I wasn't won over by the screenplay.
    And the supposting characters perfomances alto' wokingman
    adeqaute their directiion or motivation was well grounded.

    A fair film...better than Silver surfer...but so different.
     
  2. stephenj

    stephenj Active Member

    I saw this in the theater a couple months back. I was entertained by the movie, and startled by both shannon's transformation into a complete animal-advocate wack-job, and by the Director's guts in treating her with sympathy, not scorn (which i was unable to do).
     

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