What makes Bunny and the Bull (hereafter to be referred to as B&TB) so special, is its drop-dead different "look."
Edward Hogg, shown near right) and his best friend Bunny (Simon Farnaby, far right and below, who's done mostly Brit TV). The latter, a blond doofus -- think a sexier Will Ferrell -- complete with endless tips on horse racing, tries everything to get his friend out of the house. Once there, the adventures begin in earnest.
Verónica Echegui, below, who was so wonderful in My Prison Yard, part of the 2008 FSLC Spanish Cinema Now series), and various combinations of love, lust and friendship bloom. All this is edited with panache (by Mark Everson) and kept on a lickety-split time-frame by Mr King's storytelling skills. You'll know that something bad happened to poor Stephen, but you'll also have so much fun on this oddball journey that you won't spend much time worrying about it. The puzzle pieces begin to come together eventually, with the final ones appearing only at the end -- just in time to goose the film into the stratosphere with some genuine emotion and maybe even a tear of two.
Sylvia Syms! Dog milk! Full-frontal! The IT Crowd's Richard Ayoade (below)!-- plus some fancy stories-within-stories and a scene set in an amusement park that is so creative and lovely that I'll remember it for all time.
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