This podcast was recorded during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, the movie being covered here wouldn’t exist.
Strays is a new-ish breed of R-rated talking dog comedy, and it’s definitely bad…to the bone. But are we making our way poundtown? Pawing fast? Leashes past, and we’re Homeward Bound? That’s right, we’re reviewing Strays this week, plus Jon does a mini-review for Blue Beetle.
- 00:00:00 – Blue Beetle mini review and what else we might cover soon
- 00:17:15 – Strays
Strays was directed by Josh Greenbaum and written by Dan Perrault. The cast (a mix of voice and live-action) includes Will Ferrell, Jamie Foxx, Randall Park, Will Forte, Harvey Guillén, Rob Riggle, Brett Gelman, Jamie Demetriou, and Sofía Vergara. Strays opened in theaters on August 18 through Universal Pictures and has a 93-minute runtime.
Our intro music this week is “Which One?” by Glimlip & .multibeat.
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Synopsis for Strays:
GO FETCH YOURSELF. When Reggie is abandoned on the mean city streets by his lowlife owner, Doug, Reggie is certain that his beloved owner would never leave him on purpose. But once Reggie falls in with a fast-talking, foul-mouthed stray who loves his freedom and believes that owners are for suckers, Reggie finally realizes he was in a toxic relationship and begins to see Doug for the heartless sleazeball that he is.[Source: Letterboxd]