Have you ever seen the live-action 101 Dalmatians? It’s okay if you haven’t, it’s just that you’re missing out on legitimately one of the craziest moves ever made. You may know the story of 101 Dalmatians thanks to the animated film from the '60s, but the 1996 live-action version of 101 Dalmatians is basically a fever dream. Not only does it feature Glenn Close chewing scenery for at least 30 of the most entertaining minutes in film history, but there are dogs doing things no living being should be allowed to do, and humans who must have had lobotomies trying to function in modern London. 101 Dalmatians is the most insane film ever made.
When was the last time you watched a movie so truly weird you kept saying to yourself, “Wait, what’s happening?” The only movie 101 Dalmatians can be reasonably compared to is Blue Velvet. It’s basically the same movie, except Kyle MacLachlan’s character is played by 99 Dalmatian puppies. It’s easy to point out everything wrong with 101 Dalmatians (and there’s a lot of questionable subtext in this children’s movie) but the movie isn’t exactly “bad,” it’s just truly weird in a way so few movies are anymore.
101 Dalmatians is objectively more confusing than Donnie Darko, mostly because it’s not trying to be confusing. This is a movie that was trying to sell as many tickets as possible, and appeal to a wide audience, which is absolutely bonkers. Keep reading to discover all the reasons 101 Dalmatians is crazy.
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