Friday, December 21, 2012

Dog Lovers and Screenwriters

I just saw "Seven Psychopaths"- film to be viewed by dog lovers and aspiring screenwriters (and people who have a  high tolerance for screen violence). Colin Farrell plays an aspiring screenwriter with a couple of shady friends (Sam Rockwell and Christopher Walken) who are dog nappers- they steal dogs and turn them in for the reward money. OK, this is a Hollywood movie, so you see it coming- they steal the dog of the WRONG guy. Personally, I would ALWAYS return a lost dog...and if the Shih Tzu in question was wearing a collar tag that read "Bonnie. Return to Charles Castello @ (address & number) or F***ING DIE!", shoot, I'd get Bonnie home in a BIG hurry!

Woody Harrelson plays Bonnie's owner, a man with a psychopathic personality, large numbers of firearms, and several like-minded associates. (Am I only person who appreciates the irony of Woody Harrelson playing a homicidal thug? Woody's dear ol' dad, Charles, went to prison for murder-TWICE- once, a five-year stretch for second degree, then he spent the last 28 years of his life in Federal "SuperMax" for the contract killing of a Federal judge.)
With some reservations, I recommend it.

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