Dolph searches for his lost dog, but through encounters with a nympho pizza-delivery girl, a jogging neighbor seeking the absolute, and a mysterious righter of wrongs, he may eventually lose his mind… and his identity.
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I love movies that pull you out of your comfort zone, and Dupieux' absurdist work does just that. I loved this even more than Rubber; it's bizarre, keeps you alert, is witty and funny and forces you to let go of assumptions and 'normal' logic, and to stop trying to understand everything.
I found a dog that was wandering around, put a leash on its collar and walked it to the address on the tag on the collar. Instead of saying thank you, the neighbor was suspicious that I stole the dog. "How did it get out?" "How should I know?" I said. I left saying I didn't want a reward, because I didn't. Then I saw '7 Psychopaths' and I realized that people do that. This was a fun movie.
I really love odd movies, especially if they are well photographed and composed like this one. How can anybody have such strange ideas like video images from the „shit subconscious“ of a dog? Or invent a guy who paints your car red during your absence? Or imagine people working in an office where there's a permanent rainfall?
Sidesteps the post-modern tomfoolery of 'Rubber' and is definitely better off for it. Although this does come off as 'Being John Malkovich' lite, it is nonetheless incredibly enjoyable. I could have done without those dumb office scenes, the boss one was great though...
Setting a brilliant tone with the opening scene of a fireman taking a dump on the road while a fire rages in the background WRONG kicks off in style and builds with arresting absurdism. Then it gradually runs out of steam leaving us none the wiser for the journey. 2.5 stars