Dogleg (2023)

Dogleg (2023)

An offbeat, unusual debut feature that’s as uncontrollable as its medium

7.0

Movie

United States of America
English
Comedy
2023
AL WARREN
Al Warren, Angela Trimbur, Bridey Elliott
84 min

TLDR

I’m not sure this film would work for all viewers, but it’s different and it would be interesting to see what Al Warren would do next.

What it's about

After losing his fiancé’s dog at a gender reveal party, amateur L.A. director Alan struggles to find her lost pet and finally complete his latest project.

The take

Dogleg is quite an unusual debut. For starters, the film doesn’t take one straightforward narrative– it shifts into various side stories, from a search for a fiancée's dog conducted via hoverboard, to a period blood spell casted on a Colorado farm, to a crew member being approached rather strangely by two women, to Al’s disastrous shoot, with each section led by a different lead. It is also certainly strange to insert commentary about the film within the film itself, with the lead, and writer-director Al Warren doing the commenting. But this metanarrative is certainly interesting, and funny, and takes unexpected, remarkable turns for a debut feature.

What stands out

What a strange way to structure a film.

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