Fido

March 16th, 2007







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Plot
Timmy Robinson's best friend in the whole wide world is a six-foot tall rotting zombie named Fido...

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 6.8/10 (15,176 voted)

Critic's Score: 70/100

Director: Andrew Currie

Stars: Kesun Loder, Billy Connolly, Carrie-Anne Moss

Storyline
Timmy Robinson's best friend in the whole wide world is a six-foot tall rotting zombie named Fido. But when FIDO eats the next-door neighbor, Mom and Dad hit the roof, and Timmy has to go to the ends of the earth to keep Fido a part of the family. A boy-and-his-dog movie for grown ups, "FIDO" will rip your heart out.

Writers: Robert Chomiak, Andrew Currie

Cast:
David Kaye - Narrator (voice)
Jan Skorzewski - Eating Zombie
Kevin Tyell - Zombie's Victim
Andy Parkin - Dr. Hrothgar Geiger
Lynn Pendleton - 1940's Mother
Gary Slater - Father Zombie
Taylor Petri - Little Girl
Glenn Richards - Vicious Zombie
Raphael Kepinski - Collar Light Zombie
Carl-James Kalbfleisch - Child Zombie
Tiffany Lyndall-Knight - Miss Mills
Kesun Loder - Timmy Robinson (as K'Sun Ray)
Alexia Fast - Cindy Bottoms
Henry Czerny - Mr. Bottoms
Aaron Brown - Roy Fraser

Taglines: Good dead are hard to find



Details

Official Website: Anagram Pictures | Official site |

Release Date: 16 March 2007

Filming Locations: Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada

Box Office Details

Budget: $8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $10,203 (USA) (17 June 2007) (2 Screens)

Gross: $298,110 (USA) (8 July 2007)



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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The pregnancy subplot involving Carrie-Anne Moss' character Helen Robinson was only added because Moss was really pregnant during filming, and they added the pregnancy scenes to keep the continuity through the movie as she grew larger.

Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: When Timmy's mother shoots the bully zombie behind the bushes, she fires her gun 9 times, which is not possible since a revolver like that only can fire 5 or 6 bullets before needing to be reloaded. However, the amount of shots fired seems to be intentionally overdone as a joke.

Quotes:
Helen Robinson: [to Fido] Why aren't you eating me?



User Review

Zomcom

Rating: 9/10

At a risk of sounding slightly sacrilegious, on first viewing I'm kind of inclined to put this right up on a par with 'Shaun of the Dead'. Now, given I view Simon Pegg as an unquestionable comedy genius, I realise this is a rather big claim. And to what extent you agree with that last statement may be a good preliminary gauge of whether 'Fido' will appeal to you.

In a way the comedy picks up where 'Shaun' left off, except we're back in the original 1950s Living Dead-era stereotypical middle-American small town. The Zombie Wars are over and zombies themselves are becoming more well-adjusted, useful members of the community. This, so we're informed at the outset, is largely thanks to the scientific advances made by the good people at Zomcom - a nice play on romantic comedy perhaps?

The beauty of the film lies in its dead-pan depiction of a respectable neighbourhood maintaining core values while making a place for zombies and the special hazards they pose. The charm and balance with which it does this is near enough perfect. Themes you might expect from a more mainstream kitsch comedy come through - the veneer of good clean living, keeping up appearances, repressed emotion, muddled parental values, social decorum and the plight of the alienated individual.

It's a story told with happy heart and wide appeal that is brought to life vividly by the film's all-round strong cast. It's one of those works where it really shows through that everyone involved got a kick out of taking part. It's also fun imagining what Billy Connelly learning his script must have been like...

So in conclusion, it is probable you will appreciate the humour of this film unless your father tried to eat you.









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