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Animals (2019)

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Based on the novel ANIMALS by Emma Jane Unsworth.

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Sophie Hyde
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Holliday Grainger ... Laura
Alia Shawkat ... Tyler
Fra Fee ... Jim
Dermot Murphy ... Marty
Amy Molloy ... Jean
Pat Shortt Pat Shortt ... Bill
Olwen Fouéré ... Maureen
Kwaku Fortune ... Julian
Elva Trill Elva Trill ... Kirsten
Anthony Morris ... Chicken Sandwich
Jamael Westman Jamael Westman ... Leo
Muiris Crowley ... The Avant Gardener
Tara Egan Langley Tara Egan Langley ... Wedding Dress Shop Assistant
Ryan Lincoln Ryan Lincoln ... Bar Man
Charlie Maher ... Jake
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Based on the novel ANIMALS by Emma Jane Unsworth.

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After a decade of partying, Laura and Tyler's friendship is strained when Laura falls in love. But what is really stopping her from fulfilling her dreams? See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK | Australia | Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 2019 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Animals See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$489,198
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Emma Jane Unsworth wrote the screenplay based on her novel which was first published in 2014 in the UK, followed by editions in the USA, Canada, Germany, France and Spain. See more »

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[Last lines]
Tyler: Was any of it real?
Laura: All of it.
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Beastly.
18 July 2019 | by jasongkgreenSee all my reviews

Two best friends, in a coming of age, finding their purpose within their own love story story. Helped and hindered with copious narcotics, alcohol and general partying. Based on the novel from 2014 of the same name by Emma Jane Unsworth.

This film has some wonderful bits. If you appreciate some depth, and challenge, and at times a female Withnail and I / Fleabag'esk environment this will likely work for you.

It is not without faults, meanders a little, but this does feel part of the story and not "wrong", but could be a little tighter.

Holliday Grainger trying to look rough from intense partying is interesting as she looks annoying stunning mostly, but her performance and that of Alia Shawkat is really something, with some beautiful dialogue and heart squeezing performances.

This is not an easy watch, although fun at times as it moves in a complex journey to the "coming of age". A worthy watch, and I suspect for the right person, a cracker.

7/10


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