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Innocence is a dangerous friend.
In the affluent, gated community of Camelot Gardens, bored wives indiscriminately sleep around while their unwitting husbands try desperately to climb the social ladder. Trent, a 21-year-old outsider who mows the neighborhood lawns, quietly observes the infidelities and hypocrisies of this overly privileged society. When Devon, a 10-year-old daughter from one family, forges a friendship with Trent, things suddenly get very complicated.
A very unusual slice of life drama centered around a misfit 10-year-old girl who befriends a loner lawn mowing man inside a gated suburban community somewhere out in the thickness of Kentucky. Sounds a bit hokey on paper, but the execution is uniquely its own world and the story unfolds at an unpredictable pace, reinventing itself all the way to the final moments. I bet David Gordon Green really liked it. It has his signature stamp of naturally captured lifestyles and character abnormality along with a sharp eye for flights of fantasy within the frames of the ordinariness in life. The film makes an indelible mark by standing apart from more commercial suburban dramas like American Beauty and has more…
"Where is home?" "Home is in my hands"
Let me start of by saying that the acting in this film is downright wonderful, the scenes between Sam Rockwell and Mischa Barton are engrossing, I couldn't take my eyes off of them. I think the whole cast is just as good. Heartbreaking, beautiful and honest, this film had so many great scenes, many left me smiling. I don't understand how I let this gem slip by all these years. I must check out more of John Duigan's films out.
In simplest terms, it's like Sundays & Cybele relocated to the Scissorhands universe, but Lawn Dogs is very much its own film, its familiarly fatalistic story full of strange details, the characterisation fresh and original, and the perfectly-judged introduction of fantasy elements paving the way for Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Mischa Barton is Devon, a weird, precocious 10-year-old girl who's just moved to a bright, idyllic gated community with her parents, but quickly becomes obsessed with a terse, tortured piece of trailer trash (Sam Rockwell, exceptional in his breakout part) who tends the lawns of this rarefied estate.
As with all films of its type, from Cybele to Sling Blade to Half Nelson, you know it's unlikely to end well,…
When a film has such an overt message it is often hard to watch without focusing on the purpose of, and subtext behind, every scene. Rife with symbolism Lawn Dogs is clear in its portrayal of the working class and its criticism of the class conflict within America remains an integral aspect of the narrative. A British film that looks in on America’s society and culture from the outside provides a really interesting, brilliantly performed and well written piece of cinema.
Is there nothing Sam Rockwell can't do? I mean, goddamn. This strange delight of a movie focuses on the friendship between an adult and child, interwoven with the tale of Baba Yaga, and it is well worth searching out.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I never heard of this movie, but saw it in someones top favorite.
It had one of my favorite actors in it, so I had to see it.
This movie surprised me. It was actually really good.
Especially the ending was beautiful.
But I thought this movie could have been better.
Too many things were left unfinished and unexplained.
For example: Where was Brett at the end? What happend to him?
Why didn't Devon tell her dad, her mom was cheating with Brett?
I'd still recommend this movie to the people that haven't seen it.
this, along with pan's labyrinth, are near perfect movies, showing very different characters dealing with very different things in very similar ways...both will teach you a little about why it is exactly you like stories...and even if you already know the reasons why, these two movies will reaffirm them and that is always a nice thing
*sad bluegrass song playing in the background*
The bridge between POOR and RICH.
This is how Friends have to be. what say!!!
I enjoyed it so will you.
Give it a go.
I've written a lot about this in different places but I still never really know how much to say. It's one of those movies I went into completely blind the first time and the last 15 minutes completely changed my perception for good, and I'd wish that experience on everyone.
There are many powerful moments here, funny ones, disturbing ones (depending on your outlook), but maybe the strongest image is young Mischa Barton (it's her first, and still best, movie) towards the end covering her face but crucially not her eyes. She's scared, but interested, and she absorbs everything. It's a rare movie that knows children better than most dare admit. It says obvious things about how so-called "communities" are…
Apparently Mischa Barton's acting abilities peaked when she was 10 years old.
John Duigan's Lawn Dogs is a solid film with great performances, but one that has serious tonal issues. First, Sam Rockwell is always good so I feel I don't have to state that he was the clear standout here, though Mischa Barton gives one of the best child performances I've probably ever seen and completely steals the show. The scenes between Rockwell and Barton are the highlight of the film. Their relationship is a unique one but it's filled with charm and innocence that allows the audience to gravitate towards them and their clear opposition to the higher class community that surrounds them. The film does an ok job of highlighting the hypocrisies of the upper class though it isn't…
Walks a fine line and never tips too far onto either side.
This was about as far from as what I expected. Good stuff. Sam Rockwell, Christopher McDonald, and the rest of the cast were great. Weird and original story, great direction, and a decent ending.
Despite strong chemistry between Rockwell and Barton, the film's offbeat vibe feels forced, and its frantic genre-hopping means it often struggles to be accessible. The film's poster features one critic's opinion that this is EDWARD SCISSORHANDS meets David Lynch, so I went into the film expecting that melange. I can definitely notice parallels to the former, but this is far from anything Lynchian.
The term 'independent movie' doesn't mean anything at this point really, and is certainly not a particular genre. Most of…