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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Furry Vengeance (2010)

Welcome March, Welcome Summer! Oh okay, summer’s not for a month still but it sure feels like it’s already here, right now! The cold February went too quickly, I already miss it.

I hung out at the couch this afternoon when I came home from work. I felt so tired and sleepy but couldn’t get to sleep. Perfect timing, a movie was just starting on one of the movie channels on cable. One I had never seen before, nor heard about!

Brendan Fraser and Brooke Shields in Furry Vengeance.


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Brendan Fraser plays the role of Dan Sanders, a real estate developer working for Mr. Lyman. Because he’s in charge of the development in this paradise in the midst of a forest, he had to relocate his family from the city for a year.

Sanders takes pride in working for a GREEN company, committed to caring for the environment. He thinks that it is the perfect job, he can make money, further his career, and be eco-friendly. All of a sudden though, he starts getting visits from a raccoon and an army of other animals. And they’re not friendly neighborly visits.

He doesn’t think anything of it but sets out to get rid of the animals – unsuccessfully. But his son who’s been homesick for Chicago and his friends, tells him about local folklore passed on to him by his new friend. As it happens, there have been strange happenings in the forest where the development is, and perhaps it explains what’s happening to Sanders.

But dad isn’t worried about his own safety – his worried that he won’t be able to work and get ready for the big investors flying in. He worries that he is missing so many meetings with Mr. Lyman. He is so into his work that he fails to see what his family has observed all along: that his Green company isn’t really eco-friendly. Eventually, at a big PR event that his company sponsors and his wife organizes, all is revealed and the furries come out with a vengeance.

It’s a fun movie for the family, no heavy dialogue nor difficult concepts, easy to explain to little kids who might be watching too.

I love the house and that it’s in the middle of nowhere but with access to a lot of conveniences too. If only having homes like that wouldn’t mean displacing the furries, it would be perfect!