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      Puppy

      2005 1h 35m Comedy Drama Romance Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 70% Audience Score 100+ Ratings After a madman kidnaps a con artist, she has to muster her skills to escape. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Richard Kuipers Variety Puppy has many intriguing twists, but, unfortunately, they lead to plausibility potholes. Jun 23, 2008 Full Review Andrew L. Urban Urban Cinefile A strange, brave and black film, Puppy is a refreshing low budget (privately financed) romantic drama with elements of a thriller Sep 13, 2008 Full Review Francesca Rudkin New Zealand Herald This is one sick twisted puppy of a movie from first-time feature director Kieran Galvin. Rated: 3/5 Sep 1, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member I wasn't sure what to expect going into this but I'm pleasantly surprised. It is similar to Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down but this one is darker and portraying delusion in a creepy and realistic way. There are generally formulas in the tie me to the bed movies where it's either a form of torture or completely implausible that a relationship would form from it. This one somehow manages to do that, flip the roles, and throw in a dash of Very Bad Things. Liz is extremely good at lying on the fly to get away with her bad deeds and then you somehow become sympathetic for her when she's using it to protect Aiden and using his delusion as an excuse of why he didn't remember so he really has no idea that she's lying. Then just as the movie wraps up and lets you know that they lived "happily ever after" there's a sly punch in the last few frames that you just never saw coming Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Though not without its faults Puppy is one of those rare films that manages to straddle the very fine line between caustic dark humor and edgy drama. There are many unique moments and great ideas, mixed in with some wickedly funny dialog and the kind of meanness that strikes a chord with the secret bitch inside everyone. Mostly a two-hander, Puppy takes its time unfolding and becoming more complex. If you are expecting blood and guts horror, or chasing people up stairs and into bathrooms, then Puppy is not what you might be expecting. The film is more concerned with getting to understand the two disconnected souls who collide and reshape each other. Nadia Townsend is a revelation as the smart mouthed, con artist Liz. Bernard Curry does an admirable, if at times slightly off-key take on the benevolent but psychotic tow truck driver Aiden. Supporting cast are adequate. With Sally Bull stealing the scenes allotted to her. It's likely that Puppy was more ambitious than its budget allowed. Reportedly it was made for 250 grand, which is about the value of the amount of fruit that gets wasted on the average Hollywood set. If that is true, then the film is a credit to the filmmakers and the minor plotting problems and occasionally roughness is easily forgiven. I think we'll be hearing more from director / writer Kieran Galvin. I'd like to see what he could do with a real budget. [FONT=Arial] Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Audience Member This was a very intriguing movie about a young Australian girl tossed to the curb by her sister and then saved from suicide by a random psychotic man. As the movie goes along, Aiden is panted as the villain while he keeps Liz captive and pretends that she is his runaway wife, Hellen. However, the tables turn when Liz fakes a pregnancy and pregnancy issues and gets Aiden to bring the family doctor over. The doctor reveals that Aiden is supposed to be on medication, and promises Liz that he will get her out. Aiden accidentally kills the doctor, however, and Liz restrains Aiden as he tries to suck the baby-harming 'blockage' out of here. That is where the tables turn, and Liz holds Aiden captive. She sees once she makes him take his meds that he is normal, lovely, and remorseful. Not only that, but hardly aware of what he was like off of medication. She manipulates him into living a life of domestic bliss with her, as she seems to fall in love with her messed up situation. She hides deep dark secrets from him (and the police) all the way until the end. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie was definitely different....and since the guy was crazy, you never really could tell what he was going to do. The rest of the story was pretty predictable, but an enjoyable movie to have on in the background. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Japes . This was actually a really, really good movie. The plot kept throwing things at you that I really didn't expect to happen. It was awesome and kept things really interesting. The acting was amazing, and the ending was fantastic. I definitely wouldn't have predicted that to happen at all. This plot could have easily been filled with cliches e.g. girl escaping, kidnapper dying, etc., but it wasn't at all. It was completely original and it rocked. I love this movie. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/25/11 Full Review Audience Member Girls are always falling in love with their kidnappers! Ha! Girls are dumb Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis After a madman kidnaps a con artist, she has to muster her skills to escape.
      Director
      Kieran Galvin
      Producer
      Melissa Beauford, Kieran Galvin
      Screenwriter
      Kieran Galvin
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama, Romance, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 14, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 35m
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