Tuesday, December 4, 2012
For dog lovers everywhere comes the delightful, silly, funny, Australian film Red Dog (2011) about a wandering mongrel in the northwest region who adopts a mining town and in particular its American bus driver and his Aussie girlfriend and gains nationwide fame for loyalty and perseverence. It is a family friendly, heartwarming, and melancholy tale that can be enjoyed by everyone. The star is Koko, but there are good performances put in by his human actor friends, such as John Lucas, Rachael Taylor, Rohan Nichol, Luke Ford, Arthur Angel, and John Batchelor,a s well as a host of lesser roles by actors playing members of the mining town and local community. The story of the pup, based on an allegedly true story, is spun as a truck driver delivering a statue to the town is accidentally engrossed by the tale as it is told to him in a local pub by people who witnessed the events and knew Red Dog.