This has led me to endless wanderings of the neighbourhood playing Nancy Drew, looking for clues and talking to people in the area to try and determine just where the heck these animals are coming from. And why are they always coming to my house? I don't want nor do I need a stray dog. But I just cannot let them run about when we are so close to the highway, I always feel such an overwhelming sense of responsibility and end up playing the role of the good Samaritan.
Seth has loved the influx of dogs onto our property and is now constantly demanding that his allergy to dog hair is clearly not as severe as it was when he was younger and that we now need to get a dog. I keep explaining that dogs are a big responsibility and that strays are the easiest because they are only around for a little while and you don't have to pick up their crappers or feed them and walk them. But I fear I am losing this battle, as all three of the others in the house desperately want a dog. Without any fences this is NOT do-able, so I have given myself and our aging cat some time there, but I believe that we will get a dog sometime in the future. At the rate that the strays are rocking up, we may not even need to shop for one!
Release Date: 2006
Rating: MA 15+
Running Time: 102 mins
This movie was nothing like I expected, I was thinking sci-fi, maybe horror, but what I got was a very stylized drama/ thriller. Directed by William Friedkin, known best for his work on The Exorcist, this is a strange journey into the minds and unusual behaviours of two obviously disturbed and damaged individuals.
Agnes is a loner that is just getting by after the disappearance of her son, she meets a strange drifter called Peter and the two connect. Things are looking up for Agnes, that is until the bugs arrive.
Ashley Judd is fabulous as Agnes, this would have to be the best that I have seen from her; and Michael Shannon is the epitome of disturbing in every way, and together they are riveting!
I'm not going to write anymore about this movie because it is one of those 'the less you know about it, the better it is' type of films.
FINAL SAY: What's bugging you?
3.5 Chili Peppers