Strays – Movie Review

Mushrooms, eh? Nice and topical.

What’s it about?

Reggie finds out the game Doug (his douchebag owner) keeps playing with him isn’t a game when he finds himself homeless. Now a stray, after a briefing from new bestie Doug, Reggie and his new friends set off on a mission to teach Doug a lesson by biting his d*ck off.

What’d we think?

I originally saw the trailer during a PG timeslot and thought it was a kids film.


It is however a very, very funny film. Especially if you like a few specific things:

  • Foul-mouth puerile humour,
  • Foul-mouth puerile humour,
  • Foul-mouth puerile humour, and
  • Dick jokes

It’s made by people who’ve brought you Cocaine Bear and 21 Jump Street and stars actors from Elf, Miami Vice, Wedding Crashers, MacGruber, The Disaster Artist, Stepbrothers, The Hangover … do I really need to go on? You do the maths.

It’s like some dogs gobbled up an entire cast and crew of comedy royalty and pooped it out for your entertainment.

… oh, and one more thing. If you happen to be in an abusive relationship with someone who doesn’t understand that it’s wrong to treat their partner badly … and you know there’s no way you’ll get them to see Barbie … take then to see Strays.

Just when you think this silly popcorn comedy is just a fun time-waster, it hits you in the face that it’s actually a potent allegory for ‘battered-wife syndrome’ and why you need to help your friends get out of these bad situations. It’s pretty sobering, and hopefully a lot of people who really need to understand what they’re doing is wrong will actually see this movie and maybe, just maybe, stop being douchebags. And if there is any justice in the world, they’ll have their dicks bitten off by strays.

Look at the film's pedigree. If you like what it says on the tin, rip it open and tuck on in!
Stephen has been writing to entertain and inform since, oh, long before Daisy Ridley and John Boyega were born (DEAR GOD HOW OLD AM I?); and reasons that as only Sith deals in absolutes, you can't listen to one voice for absolute guidence. As many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view, a movie is often what we make of it. So read the review, then see it yourself and voice your opinion. After all: who is more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?
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