Lost Dogs is a dark comedy about love, extortion, revenge, destiny and exile. And dogs. Maurice Todd; antique dealer and buss-pass holder - not that Maurice often travels by bus, being a resident of Bristol's fashionable Clifton and loving husband to fiery fifty-something Maria-Carmen, a lady who prefers to travel in style. Stuart Whitlock, aka spook; twenty-four, counter-cultural drifter - and broke. Spook concocts a scheme to claim a reward for 'finding' Maria-Carmen's beloved bulldogs to make a quick five hundred quid. But the plan is hi-jacked by fellow crusty and hardcore anarchist Dennis Balch and transformed into a full-on kidnap. Maurice turns to his son Raymond, a frazzled Police Detective-Sergeant. Incensed at the theft of his mother's dogs Raymond takes the law to his own hands. The world of crusties and Bristol bourgeoisie collide as the tension rachets up, lives are turned upside-down - not least that of Spook's spaced-out girlfriend, Nowa, who finds herself on the fun with Dennis and two pissed off dogs. What about the dogs?
Enjoyable Britflick Farce
- Lost Dogs review by PV
I enjoyed this film.
OK so it's a bit of a Brit-flick farce, and fairly dated, with a silly romantic subplot that ties things up too conveniently. AND I am not sure killing off a character (no spoilers) was wise really as it makes the movie too dark.
But anyway, if you don't expect too much it's a fun film, and the dogs are great!
And Tom Watt AKA Lofty from EastEnders plays a loonie leftie revolutionary!
3.5 stars rounded up.
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