Monday, June 1, 2009

A Boy and His Dog (1975)

 3.5 / 5 Jun '09
Tagline: A rather kinky tale of survival
Directed by: L.Q. Jones
Written by: Harlan Ellison, L.Q. Jones
Actors include: Don Johnson, Susanne Benton, Jason Robards
Genre: Sci-Fi, Comedy
Length: 91 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

This is an oddity, sort of like "The Shaggy Dog" meets oh I dunno pick a post-apocalyptic film like oh say "Road Warrior". It's about a boy (Don Johnson can you believe) and his shaggy talking dog that are trying to survive after WW IV took place. The world is a dangerous place now and food is on low supply but it seems that Women for sexing are even more valuable! It's a very surreal picture, especially when they come across "the association" underground where they paint their faces. It's easy to follow and everything and it has a good ending but I think the fact that every character in the movie irritated the heck out of me (particularly the sarcastic talking dog). There is a lot of talk of sex and so on especially since it feels like a kids movie in many other ways. I give credit for this being an interesting idea and everything, it just irked me a little too often to be very charming is all.

Availability:  On DVD

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