(2007) *** R
91 min. Lionsgate Films. Director: Andrew Currie. Cast: Henry Czerny, Carrie-Anne Moss, Tim Blake Nelson, Billy Connolly, Dylan Baker.
In this soft-spoken satire, writer-director Andrew Currie and co-writer Robert Chomiak imagine the '50s if every household had an enslaved zombie servant, and little Timmy (chipper child star K'Sun Ray) bonded not with a collie but a decomposing ex-human named Fido (Billy Connolly). Something is rotten in the town of Willard, and the stench is coming from ZomCom, a corporation that capitalizes on the zombie trade by stoking a culture of fear and conformity. Dylan Baker and Carrie-Anne Moss are drolly prim as Timmy's parents, and Connolly makes the most of the essentially silent role of Fido. Fido may be modest, but its ironically gorgeous photography and good humor are consistently smile-worthy.
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