FIDO CF D: Andrew Currie w/ Carrie-Anne Moss, Dylan Baker. 91 min. Thursday, September 7, 9:15 PM RYERSON; Saturday, September 9, 3:45 PM PARAMOUNT 2 Rating: NNNN Rating: NNNNN
In a world where zombies have been brought to life to work as menial servants (the opening scene hilariously explains it all), young Timmy (K'Sun Ray) longs for his emotionless father (Baker) to pay attention to him while his mother, a perfectly cast Moss, yearns to be loved. When zombie Fido (Billy Connolly) enters their life, suddenly anything is possible.
Though comparisons to Shaun Of The Dead are bound to come up, Currie's zombie comedy is in a class by itself. Skewering 1950s ideals, Lassie-type films and B-movie horror, Currie and co-writer Robert Chomiak have written something that's both deliriously funny and thought-provoking. A must-see.