The Dogwalker (2002)
Critic Reviews for The Dogwalker
The Dogwalker boasts a scruffy underdog charm, but sometimes that just isn't enough.
Gaidry has no real character to play and brings little of her own spark to a desultory character study.
Though Thelemaque's creation is not exactly an undiscovered gem, it boasts a gritty realism that makes you want him to finish more movies.
Overall story arc is fairly predictable, and deliberate pacing sometimes risks dullness.
Rather than being self-indulgent or pretentious, however, the film comes up with many believable details and changes in direction that enrich the bittersweet central relationship of the two leads.
The sort of movie that you'd see on Lifetime if that channel actually respected its viewers' taste and intelligence.
Audience Reviews for The Dogwalker
Elli, a lost, unsteady and depressive women, stranded in Los Angeles. On the one hand, she luckily escaped from her violent boyfriend, on the other hand she is still the same victim, got robbed, beaten and almost raped. But within all the scumb she found a friend: the old, grumpy Dogwalker Betsy, who teaches her that you at first have to take care of yourself, before the “dogs stops fucking you”. The Dogwalker is sensitive movie about a young women with an unknown future and an an old one with an unknown past, helping each other to defend their right to live. Excellent acting and an amazing script settle this film, crowded by weird dog-people, one a layer above entertainment. It's an experience.
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