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The Wolfpack (2015)

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Confined in an apartment from a New York housing project, the six Angulo brothers learned everything they know about the world through watching films and spend their time reenacting their favorite movies with intricate homemade costumes.

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Crystal Moselle
7 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Bhagavan Angulo Bhagavan Angulo ... Himself
Govinda Angulo Govinda Angulo ... Himself
Jagadisa Angulo Jagadisa Angulo ... Himself
Krsna Angulo Krsna Angulo ... Himself
Mukunda Angulo ... Himself
Narayana Angulo Narayana Angulo ... Himself
Visnu Angulo Visnu Angulo ... Herself
Susanne Angulo Susanne Angulo ... Herself, mother
Oscar Angulo Oscar Angulo ... Himself, father
Chloe Pecorino Chloe Pecorino ... Herself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tyler Hollinger ... Naked / Spurious Actor
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Locked away from society in an apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through the films that they watch. Nicknamed, 'The Wolfpack,' the brothers spend their childhood reenacting their favorite films using elaborate homemade props and costumes. Their world is shaken up when one of the brothers decides to revisit the outside world and everything changes. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wolfpack Project See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$177,947, 19 June 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,301,696, 11 October 2015
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Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tyler Hollinger a NYC based actor and comedian is seen briefly in the doc when Mukunda gets a job as a PA. See more »

Crazy Credits

After the ending credits have rolled, a wolf howls See more »

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References The Amityville Horror (1979) See more »

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All You Need Is Love
written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Performed by: The Beatles
The music is from a record or radio, turned on by the father when he has locked himself in his own room
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A disappointing film of an interesting subject that ultimately leads us to ask, "So what?"
6 July 2015 | by texsheltersSee all my reviews

'The Wolfpack' doesn't come together

'The Wolfpack' is a film like no other. Sometimes that works well as it did in 'Inception', 'Pan's Labyrinth' and 'Blue Velvet.' At other times, it fails horribly, like it did in one of David Lynch's latest films (I stopped keeping up after a couple terrible films), 'Inland Empire.' 'The Wolfpack' is not completely terrible. It is interesting and takes on a unique subject. However, the film lacks focus and doesn't address the issues it highlights in any concrete manner.

I have the sense the director, Crystal Moselle, just ran into the family somewhere and decided to film them on a lark. Then after a couple of years, she decided to make a movie of it because graduation time in film school required her to present a film and the footage of nine people holed up in a Lower East Side tenement apartment was the only material she had available. Point is, there was no forethought in what the director/creator was doing, and it shows in the film.

Don't get me wrong. The film is interesting, and it's completely pointless. It's not quite surreal enough to stand on its own; it's far too repetitive for that. A dramatic moment in the film is when five of the brothers finally step out of the apartment together and see a film in a theater. That's it. While it might be dramatic for the brothers, the film doesn't convey that. The brothers also wonder aimlessly around Coney Island, and yes, the whole family takes an outing to a farm.

As a teacher I once had was fond of asking when I presented a paper, "So what?" So what indeed. With a subject this compelling, it's a shame there was only documentation of random repetitiveness. That isn't enough.

Rating: Rent it. It's been a long time since I intensely desired that a film end. It wasn't because I was uncomfortable with the subject, it was the feeling that I was ultimately just watching paint dry that made me want to leave. It's hard to believe that the film is only 80 minutes long.

Although the feelings of claustrophobia in the film's apartment work well on a large screen, there is not enough in the film to make it worth seeing in the theater. However, it wouldn't be a bad rental or better yet, a good sociological treatise. A cursory view of articles about the film tell us far more about the family than the film does, and that's a shame.

Peace, Tex Shelters


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