Mad Men doesn’t have anything over the colors, sets and clothes (well, OK, maybe the clothes) in Fido. Did this even play at the theater? Not that I get out much, but I’d never heard of it ’til my sister made me watch it yesterday. Here’s the trailer.
The premise and the political and pop-culture riffs are are a scream: zombies harnessed as domestic slaves, one big company making a killing off the zombie business, references to Bush-era scare tactics everywhere. At one point, the non-speaking zombie leads perfect-mom to rescue Timmy, just like Lassie.
And the colors! Of the clothes, the cars, the lawns, the houses, the interiors — and most expecially that stunning kitchen!
All in all, adorable. (My favorite word since the SNL Couric used it to describe the SNL Palin.)
Rated R. Why, I haven’t the foggiest. Blame Canada, I guess. It would definitely be OK for my 13-year-old and I would almost (but not quite) let the 11-year-old see it. I do always get the zombie-creeps after a zombie flick (I feel like they’re sneaking up on me at every four-way stop), but the gore is pretty mild and all played totally for laughs.