Thursday, July 22, 2010
Director Sylvain Chomet has managed to make something new and invigorating with this film. The whole universe, from dogs, to people, to vehicles and even buildings is overly caricatured, yet it is done so well, and hits right on the button, so that it somehow looks more real than reality.
This is all emphasized by the lack of dialogue. There are a few sentences spoken, but whether you understand French or not, it really doesn't matter. Best of all is the supporting role of the dog. It is the most truthful animation of a dog I have seen. Thankfully it doesn't talk (hear that Disney?) This film is all pantomime.
And the music... oh, what music. Whether you're hosting a party or driving your car to work, the soundtrack for this film is never wrong to put on.