I have a very selfish reason for featuring this particular film this week…
This post is No. 101 on my blog.
That’s the whole reason.
I don’t even like this movie.
I’m kidding (mostly). This movie was actually much more enjoyable than I remembered, though admittedly still not the highest quality film ever made. (I mean, let’s be honest, it’s certainly no Kazaam…)
I will say that my toddler was glued to the TV whenever the puppies were on screen, so based on that piece of in-depth research, I’m going to conclude that this movie will keep most kids entertained.
101 Dalmatians stars Jeff Daniels, Joely Richardson, and of course, Glenn Close, who must be famous in more sophisticated circles, since the only thing I’ve ever associated her with is the TV-movie I was force to watch in elementary school called Sarah, Plain and Tall.
This film also has Hugh Laurie (House M.D.) and Mark Williams (Mr. Weasley from the Harry Potter movies) as Jasper and Horace, who contribute to a lot of the great slapstick.
OH, SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW: I just found out that Glenn Close also played the “gutless” pirate in Hook who got locked in the boo-box. Weird, right? Do you feel violated? I feel violated.
Now I strongly believe that pointless movies are not pointless if they help to lighten the mood in your home.
Sometimes we need a little slapstick to remind us that life shouldn’t be taken too seriously. When we get too wrapped up in the menial problems of day-to-day life, we tend to lose sight of what’s really important.
So remember to laugh. Remember to smile. And most importantly, remember never to watch 102 Dalmatians because that movie really is pointless.
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.” — Proverbs 17:22