Sunday, October 26, 2008


A bull terrier named Baxter rids himself of one owner after another in a search for the perfect master in this dark comedy told from the dog's perspective. When the canine meets a young neo-Nazi, Baxter gains a license to vent his growing rage. Empowered by his alienated new owner, Baxter turns into a vicious killer. French director Jérôme Boivin's chilling satire stars Lise Delamare, Jean Mercure and Jacques Spiesser.

How this movie is still rated PG, boggles me. Baxter is one of my favorite movies of all time. A dark comedy/drama about a complex minded bull terrier who narrates his life as he travels from one family and owner to the next trying to find the perfect one for him. Baxter's narratives are genius and really profound in a completely realistic sense. As if it is what a dog would actually ponder in his circumstance but a lot more deep. The ending will tick you off and any film that actually pulls out genuine emotion from it's viewer is a success in my view.(I.E. "The Hand that Rocks the Cradle") HA!

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