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The Elephant in the Living Room (2010)

PG  |   |  Documentary  |  2010 (USA)
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The Elephant in the Living Room takes viewers on a journey deep inside the controversial American subculture of raising the most dangerous animals in the world, as common household pets. ... See full summary »

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The Elephant in the Living Room takes viewers on a journey deep inside the controversial American subculture of raising the most dangerous animals in the world, as common household pets. Set against the backdrop of a heated national debate, director Michael Webber chronicles the extraordinary story of two men at the heart of the issue - Tim Harrison, an Ohio police officer whose friend was killed by an exotic pet; and Terry Brumfield, a mentally unstable man who struggles to selfishly raise two African lions that he loves like his own family in a small cage in his backyard. He does not understand the controversy over "owning" wild animals; the reality is, he keeps them for himself, not because he thinks it puts the lions in a good situation. In the first of many unexpected twists, the lives of these two men collide when Terry's male lion escapes its pen and is found attacking cars on a nearby highway. Winner of 5 Best Documentary Awards, the film courageously exposes the shocking ... Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for thematic material including some disturbing situations, mild language and smoking

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Don't be fooled, this is incredibly boring and poorly made
29 December 2014 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

TL;DW caged animals are a problem.

This entire documentary is an hour and a half of two guys telling stories that you know the ending to, separated by random news clips while sad, repetitive music plays through the entire thing. It could be condensed down into about five minutes. One guy is a bunch of weepy regret with shots of him crying and shots of his caged lions, the other guy just says "I once caught this, I once caught that" over and over and over.

Ten lines of text,

Ten lines of text,

ten lines of text.


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