This shaggy-dog story
involves the sadness of loss and the importance of friendship and family.
as shaggy-dog story
or insider riddle: What links the bedraggled sunflower and the battered musical instrument that dangle from a silver wire above a steel table in Trumpet and Weed?
There is a lack of rigour in Hollywood as directors who consider themselves grand auteurs are allowed to produce shaggy-dog story
films that meander to a halt.
Pic opens with an enjoyable shaggy-dog story
that turns out to be a dramatization of around-the-ashtray banter on a street cornet: Amid the puffing throng, advertising exec Jimmy (Yue) nonchalantly lights a cigarette for makeup salesgirl Cherie (Yeung).
It is also an outrageous shaggy-dog story
whose climax caused me to laugh aloud in shock, outrage, and delight.
DIRECTOR/WRITER M Night Shyamalan's slow-moving but effective shaggy-dog story
about a 19th-century village surrounded by a forest in which live creepy beings.