Actors: Glenn Close, Ron Cook, Ben Crompton, Gérard Depardieu, Alice Evans, Ioan Gruffudd, Tim McInnerny, Eric Idle
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about 102 Dalmatians|
|Fansion designer Cruella De Vil has been in prison for four years after stealing 99 dalmatian puppies. Now she cured, and freed, and back in the world. One of her new employees is actually the owner of many dalmatians. One of them named Oddball has no spots. Meanwhile in another part of London, an animal orphanage is out of money, and needs money. It is soon discovered though, that Cruella's treatment will break when she hears Big Ben ring. When she is back to her normal self, she teams up with contreversial fur coat designer, Jean Pierre Le Pelt, to finish the job.
--Estefan Ellison, Resident Scholar
|kevin (gorge)and chloe (lucky bitch 2 snog ioan) have to chase cruella into france 2 get chloes puppies back from being made inot a coat
--daisy wright, Resident Scholar
|The smarmy, overlong and annoying 101 Dalmatians directed by Stephen Herek gets a huge lift from a highly superior sequel, this time directed by Tarzan's Kevin Lima. More faithful to the original animated version of the 60s than its predecessor, Lima keeps the pace going and keeps the action lively. This time around, Cruella DeVil (once again played with brilliant panache by the unbeatable Glenn Close) has gotten out of prison on parole because of successful rehab, and finds herself surrounded by animals she's saving from homelessness. But is she really cured? Are the rehabilitation methods used by Dr. Pavlov completely foolproof? Buy a ticket and find out! This time around, the cartoon-land world of Cruella with her crazy hairdos and outrageous costumes is better worked into the visual fabric of the film (with costume designe Anthony Powell outdoing himself), and her screeching scenes and preening are kept to a healthy minimum (as it turns out, less is more). Doing the best to keep the animals safe from her clutches are two kindly humans (Ioan Gruffudd and Alice Evans) who also find a growing fondness for each other in the process (the Lady and the Tramp scene was actually funny, especially when Gruffudd pushes his meatball to Evans' plate). Evans isn't really charming enough to be a movie star or hold her own presence in such a large film, but Gruffudd with his kindly face and irresistable charisma are enough to keep everything safe. The animals are marvelous in their performances, excellently trained as they were in the first installment, though better used this time around (but I must say the conversationally-able parrot did make me arch an eyebrow or two). Great family fun capped with an exciting climactic finale in a giant Parisian bakery!
--Bil Antoniou, Resident Scholar
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Time/era of movie:
Kind of animal:
- dog (non-Pomeranian)
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- brunette (Black)
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- average physique
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
If this is a kid's movie...
- Ages 5-10
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