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My Life as McDull (2001)
"Mak Dau goo si" (original title)

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McDull is not the brightest kid on the block, but he continuously tries to do his best to please his mother. Still it seems he may not be destined for great things like she wishes, but McDull strives to try anyway.

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Principal / Logan (voice)
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McDull (Adult) (voice)
Sandra Kwan Yue Ng ...
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McDull is not the brightest kid on the block, but he continuously tries to do his best to please his mother. Still it seems he may not be destined for great things like she wishes, but McDull strives to try anyway.

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McDull: Fishball noodle, please.
School Principal and Logan: No noodle left.
McDull: Fishball rice noodle then.
School Principal and Logan: No fishball left.
McDull: Chicken wing noodle then.
School Principal and Logan: No noodle left.
McDull: How about fishball congee?
School Principal and Logan: No fishball left.
McDull: Nothing left today? How about beef noodle?
School Principal and Logan: No noodle left.
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A wonderfully strange, sad film.
10 December 2004 | by (Bangkok, Thailand) – See all my reviews

Visually, "My Life as McDull" is extremely innovative, blending 3D computer animation with 2D images and even live action. The film's dialogue and events are also fascinatingly idiosyncratic.

McDull is, true to his name, dull-witted, but the authority figures who govern him--his mother, the headmaster, his teacher, his bun-snatching coach--are all incompetent and selfish. The film sharply criticizes the assumption that adults are smarter and superior to children, yet its oddness keeps it from ever becoming preachy.

Consider the narration by the adult McDull. He may be smarter than his childhood self, but he regrets what he's learned, speaking mainly about how unhappy he is. "My Life as McDull" is as perceptive in its portrayal of childhood and aging as any film I've seen.


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