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Man About Dog (2004)

Man About dog is an irreverent, witty and fast paced comedy caper about a tale of 3 losers who leave their quaint town with a debt of $50k to a bookie, only to embark on a journey of ... See full summary »

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Paddy Breathnach

Writer:

Pearse Elliott
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Cast

Credited cast:
Allen Leech ... Mo Chara (as Alan Leech)
Tom Murphy Tom Murphy ... Cerebral Paulsy (as Tom Jordan Murphy)
Ciaran Nolan Ciaran Nolan ... Scud Murphy
Sean McGinley ... J.P. McCallion
Pat Shortt Pat Shortt ... Fergie
Fionnula Flanagan ... Olivia
Martin Rogan Martin Rogan ... Mooney
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lisa Andrews Lisa Andrews ... Shauneen
Seamus Ball Seamus Ball ... Sweeney
Rosina Brown Rosina Brown ... Mo Chara's Ma
James Collins James Collins ... Fergie's Gang #3
Johnny Collins ... Fergie's Gang #1
Michael Collins Michael Collins ... Tiny
Paddy Collins Paddy Collins ... Fergie's Gang #2
Aoife Connolly Aoife Connolly ... Nurse #1
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Man About dog is an irreverent, witty and fast paced comedy caper about a tale of 3 losers who leave their quaint town with a debt of $50k to a bookie, only to embark on a journey of self-debauchery courtesy of drink, greyhounds, and hookers... Written by Anonymous

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Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 2004 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Correndo pra Cachorro See more »

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$2,651,081
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My Friend Jim
Written by Jerry Fish
Performed by Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club
Licensed and Published by Jerry Fish Records
Courtesy of Jerry Fish
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Some good film-making, too bad about the main story.
29 November 2007 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

No doubt Paddy Breathnach watched some Guy Ritchie. The style and storytelling is obviously the same. I don't mind this, since it's an excellent and above all very entertaining style of film-making. Obviously it's not as good as a Guy Ritchie movie of the same style but it's surely entertaining enough.

It's not as good since the comedy in the movie feels more forced and planned out, rather than that it's cleverly and subtle written throughout the story. The events happen as comical moments rather than just moments that happen to the main characters. But of course you should perhaps not compare this too much to a Guy Ritchie and more regard it as a movie on its own. After all, it's Irish and therefor has a totally different atmosphere and lingo as well. In that regard this movie is just simply a well made and definitely entertaining one.

But was dog racing the best backdrop and choice for the main story? I don't think so. Some sports are not really sports in my opinion and therefor couldn't care any less about the movie its plot. I also couldn't care too much for the movie it's main characters. The actors portraying them are obviously not amongst the most talented, though they do a fair enough job playing average, regular 'normal' persons.

So it's definitely a movie with some pluses and minuses. The style and fun in this movie is definitely good and makes this an enjoyable watch. I only wished the movie had picked another main-plot, to also make the movie more compelling and interesting and perhaps even a bit more exciting to watch. After all, with these kinds of movies involving 'sports' featuring an underdog, you already exactly know in advance how it's going to end.

A pleasant watch but unfortunately no more than that.

6/10

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