Sometimes Netflix recommends things to you and it is honestly more hit or miss than they probably want it to be. In Netflix’s ideal world, they could know what you want, what you are in the mood for at that exact moment, and recommend to you a film with 100% precision, keeping every customer happy and satisfied. While they may not have that technology/sorcery on hand QUITE yet, there are still some times when their recommendations turn out to be spookily in tune with the tastes of the two person viewing audience in my home. Most recently, it was with this French animation that kind of looked stupid but my boyfriend and I decided to give it a shot.
Well as it it turns out, this wound up being shockingly entertaining and wonderful. I didn’t want it to end, really. But what is it, you ask? It is a simple story about three French room mates (Cowboy, Indian, and Horse), and a small glimpse into their incredibly absurd lives. Cowboy and Indian are silly little nitwits, full of passions and rages and volatile emotional outbursts – but few rational thoughts. Whereas Horse on the other hand is the reasonable, STABLE man of the team. Hehehe.
The plot basically revolves around the fact that Horse’s birthday arrives sooner than anticipated, and his poor room mates do their best to surprise and please him. Of course, insanity ensues, and what insanity it is. I found the whole thing to be very imaginative, humorous, and visually fascinating. It really felt like watching demented children playing with plastic toys; things are not to scale and they bend the ways toys do not. It was like a team of children filmed their out of control play session with cameras that are able to capture the way a child’s imagination might see it, but with suitably adult undertones and plotlines. Unless this is normal for French children. It may be.
This is a children’s animation, suitable for the young and family-minded sorts. But you grown up slobs reading this might still get a kick out of it. Oh but beware, it is subtitled of course. Maybe you could get it dubbed in English, but then you would miss the beautiful voice acting, which I felt made this movie go from “Amusing” to “Stunning Masterpiece That I Would Marry.” Go watch it. Watch the shit out of it.
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