Saturday, April 28, 2007
I predict the movie will bomb because its target audience will find the movie a too harsh look into the mirror. The movie's subject matter touches on a prevalent societal trend in America today. Namely, the turning of pets into children, especially by single women. There's even a neologism for the pet/child: "furkid." You can decide for yourself why one particular demographic leads this trend.
A revealing look can be seen in A Dog's Life: A Dogamentary. (Here.) Available from Netflix, this short film is painful to watch as the clueless filmmaker takes us along on her quest to find a man who will accept her and her dog. The most significant line flies right by her when a therapist asks, "When did you start thinking of your dog as a child?"
Technorati: Pets, Movies.