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Strays (2023)

Opens on August 18

Director: Josh Greenbaum Run Time: 93 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2023

Starring: Isla Fisher, Jamie Foxx, Randall Park, Will Ferrell, Will Forte

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

When Reggie, a naïve, relentlessly optimistic Border Terrier, is abandoned on the mean city streets by his lowlife owner, Doug, Reggie is certain that his beloved owner would never leave him on purpose. But once Reggie falls in with a fast-talking, foul-mouthed Boston Terrier named Bug, a stray who loves his freedom and believes that owners are for suckers, Reggie finally realizes he was in a toxic relationship and begins to see Doug for the heartless sleazeball that he is.

Determined to seek revenge, Reggie, Bug and Bug’s pals—Maggie, a smart Australian Shepherd who has been sidelined by her owner’s new puppy, and Hunter, an anxious Great Dane who’s stressed out by his work as an emotional support animal—together hatch a plan and embark on an epic adventure to help Reggie find his way home … and make Doug pay by biting off the appendage he loves the most. (Hint: It’s not his foot).

About the filmmaker:

Josh Greenbaum is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. His first and second feature documentaries – The Short Game (2013) about young golfing prodigies and Becoming Bond (2017) about actor George Lazenby – both won the Audience Award at the SXSW Film Festival. He also directed Too Funny to Fail (2017) about the Dana Carvey Show. His narrative feature films include Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) and Strays (2023).

Greenbaum is a graduate of Cornell and Oxford Universities and received his MFA in film from the graduate program at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, where he won the MTV Movie award for Best Filmmaker on Campus. He has directed award-winning and high profile commercials, including one starring Arnold Schwarzenegger that was awarded the Youtube Ad of the Year. He also won a Cannes Lion Award for a campaign he directed for Burger King.

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