Zonad 2011 NR CC

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When the Cassidy family finds a red leather clad man passed out on their living room floor, they assume he's an alien. Zonad is more than happy to oblige.

Starring:
David Murray, Kevin Maher
Runtime:
1 hour 16 minutes

Zonad

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Genres Comedy
Director John Carney, Kieran Carney
Starring David Murray, Kevin Maher
Supporting actors Donna Dent, Rory Keenan, Geoff Minogue, David Pearse, Janice Byrne, Simon Delaney, Andrew Bennett, Niamh Burke, Bernie Butler, Kevin Cleary, Denis Conway, William Craul, Brian de Salvo, Paul Diamond, Frankie McCafferty, Eleanor Methven, Liana O'Cleirigh, Frank O'Sullivan
Studio FilmBuff
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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A pretty irresistible concoction, the Irish film "Zonad" is an absolutely delightful and silly surprise. One of the most unabashedly ridiculous spoofs that I've seen in quite a while, this film manages to be both gently funny and unapologetically outrageous in equal measure. This comedy has true wit and unexpected heart as it parodies the science fiction films of the fifties and sixties. Set in the rural community of Ballymoran, the film tells the story of an unusual intergalactic visitor and the affect he has on the town's citizenry. And let me tell you, Zonad has a grand appetite for food, drink and the ladies. But unbeknownst to the town, although marvelously obvious, is that this is no space alien at all--but an opportunist on the run from a forced confinement. This hospitable and welcoming town is the perfect place to lay low--but in the process he becomes a local celebrity.

The squeaky clean community delights with unexpectedly modern attitudes--so many times the humor catches you from out of the blue. The screenplay has a self-aware sophistication that I hadn't anticipated and the movie has many decidedly offbeat pleasures. Written and directed by brothers John and Kieran Carney, this couldn't be more different from John's best known work--the incredible "Once." It has a real potential to be a break-out DVD hit, so I'm hoping that those that appreciate more unconventional fare will embrace the movie and get the word out. But as great and funny as the set-up is--things only get more wacky and unpredictable when another visitor from space threatens to challenge the town's beloved Zonad. With a sadistic deputy, a boxing match, a honey pot sting, two musical numbers, and more alcohol consumption than is prudent--this is a delightfully silly mess.
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Judge Mac McEntire, DVD Verdict-- Zonad is pure silliness from beginning to end. This is "anything for a laugh" comedy. Everything is exaggerated into cartoonishness, the cast goes to great lengths to humiliate themselves, and no one is afraid of lowbrow gross-outs for the sake of a lowbrow gross-outs. Things like plot and character get chucked aside so that everything can be goofy. It shouldn't work, and the whole thing should be annoying, but somehow all the pieces come together with hilarious results.

A big key to Zonad's comedic success is its cast. These folks know just what kind of movie this is, and they embrace it. Delaney, as the title alien, adopts a slightly otherworldly manner when speaking, while the whole time his eyes and facial expressions are reacting far more humanly, as he stays one step ahead of the clueless villagers while also worrying about eventually being found out. It helps that the villagers are indeed clueless, acting just like characters from stereotypical 1950s sitcoms, where husbands and wives call each other "dear," and teenagers exclaim, "gee whiz." It's all exaggerated for yuks, of course, and this means that the audience is in on Zonad's joke, and we're playing it right along with him. That way, we're invested in what happens, despite the whole "unlikable protagonist" conundrum.

Make no mistake, these characters are unlikable. Zonad is scamming not just a family but an entire town out of all its food and beer, and its daughters as well. His behavior comes back to haunt him once Bonad shows up, so there is some comeuppance. Zonad's struggle against Bonad, though, is less about having an epiphany and changing his ways, but about longing to return to gouging the hapless villagers out of their alcohol.
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A pretty irresistible concoction, the Irish film "Zonad" is an absolutely delightful and silly surprise. One of the most unabashedly ridiculous spoofs that I've seen in quite a while, this film manages to be both gently funny and unapologetically outrageous in equal measure. This comedy has true wit and unexpected heart as it parodies the science fiction films of the fifties and sixties. Set in the rural community of Ballymoran, the film tells the story of an unusual intergalactic visitor and the affect he has on the town's citizenry. And let me tell you, Zonad has a grand appetite for food, drink and the ladies. But unbeknownst to the town, although marvelously obvious, is that this is no space alien at all--but an opportunist on the run from a forced confinement. This hospitable and welcoming town is the perfect place to lay low--but in the process he becomes a local celebrity.

The squeaky clean community delights with unexpectedly modern attitudes--so many times the humor catches you from out of the blue. The screenplay has a self-aware sophistication that I hadn't anticipated and the movie has many decidedly offbeat pleasures. Written and directed by brothers John and Kieran Carney, this couldn't be more different from John's best known work--the incredible "Once." It has a real potential to be a break-out DVD hit, so I'm hoping that those that appreciate more unconventional fare will embrace the movie and get the word out. But as great and funny as the set-up is--things only get more wacky and unpredictable when another visitor from space threatens to challenge the town's beloved Zonad. With a sadistic deputy, a boxing match, a honey pot sting, two musical numbers, and more alcohol consumption than is prudent--this is a delightfully silly mess.
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