A Boy and His Dog

A Boy and His Dog

"A boy and his dog" manages to combine both a bit twisted sense of humor with an enormous tenderness, all that in a desert post-apocalyptic environment. Vic is a young man who can communicate through telepathy with his dog Blood, who has the ability to detect danger but also to smell the presence of women. In this world, the female have become commodities that are simply used and then thrown away by men. And Vic's main concern doesn't seem to be finding food, refugee, family, friends, but to get laid soon as it has been six weeks since the last time he had sex. This search for women to have sex with, plus the ironic remarks from the witty Blood and Vic's impulsive and rude manners add to the 'funny' side of the movie. But what really carves deep about it is the relationship between dog and boy: beyond their quarrels, beyond Vic sometimes not paying attention to the wise advice from Blood (who acts as a protective figure to the kid), or perhaps just because of that,the familiar bond between them in a world where love and caring don't matter and humans have evolved into a more individualistic and wild stage, may really touch one's heart.

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