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Friday, December 23, 2011

Dogtooth. Weird.

oI just finished Dogtooth. I'm not sure what to say. It was disturbing. Some reviewer thought it was funny. I didn't get that. I though it was mainly sad and tragic. Homeschooling gone terribly, terribly wrong. Everywhere there's talk about those crazy parents who taught the kids different words for objects. I think we like that. On some level we really wish we could do that - just mess with people like that. As a teacher, I often joke that I could tell them epistemology means toilet paper and they'd never be the wiser - but mainly I'm making a joke about their obedience and lethargy.

This is serious. The parents aren't just messing with the kids for fun. It's deeper than that. And I didn't really find it entertaining. I think I was grimacing from start to finish.


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