What was this movie supposed to be? Rom-com? Coming out story? Fantasy?
How would you know if you stopped watching after 40 minutes? Why should you?
I finish every movie I watch to completely understand why I don't like it.
You should finish it, find out, then come back and talk about it.
The "meet cute" with the French actress was too contrived, the constant shifting from present to distant past to recent past was jarring and did not advance the story. But when we get subtitles of what the dog was thinking? I was done with it.
I appreciate how objective this post is. It isn't antagonistic or aggressive, just confused.
I'd suggest re-watching, noting the rhythm, discovering what the real setting is so the flashbacks are easier to distinguish. Try to understand what a damaged, confused soul MacGregor's character was, how he could have easily imagined responses for the dog, and live in a world of memories he can't quite make sense of.
It's truly too bad you didn't finish this film.
Awesome and thoughtful response, tbg -- oh, yeah, and dignified. The movie does ask a lot of the viewer (something rare in popular entertainment these days) and you have to be in the mood to go with it, to let it sink it. For some, that's going to CLICK! and be just fine -- with others it won't.
My wife and I are neither uppity nor rich (nor all too smart, for that matter!) and often feast on less demanding faire. But we dug this. Quirks and all.
btw: I regularly channel my dog's thoughts -- and was delighted to see it here. The trick is... it's not really the DOG's thoughts, it's the owners. At least it's that way with me.
I agree witht he OP the movie was just dreadful, i cant believe my tv guide listed this as a comedy
I tried this with my girlfriend, trusting the ratings and reviews here, but come one, this was very boring, I fell asleep sometimes but even my girlfriend who watched it fully didnt really liked it, kind of an average indie movie being praised for the sake of being cool.
I thought it was boring too. Without EM & CP's preformances I don't think I would have finished it.
Out of 2500 odd films I've watched the last few years this was one of only 3-4 that I had to switch off half-way through. Insufferable. Go watch some Rohmer maybe if you wanna see this done well.
Coz lifes too short to listen to Madlib