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Animals (2019)

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 ... Kirsten
Anthony Morris ... Chicken Sandwich
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 Charlie Maher ... Jake
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Based on the novel ANIMALS by Emma Jane Unsworth.

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Some friendships are wild at heart See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 2019 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland

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$356,124
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Amanda Duthie, CEO and Artistic Director of the Adelaide Film Festival, said of this production: "The Adelaide Film Festival Fund has supported [director] Sophie Hyde's extraordinary work to date...Adelaide Film Festival champions the work of bold and distinctive directors and we are thrilled to be involved in this venture with Closer Productions and Sophie Hyde's vision for this international co-production with all female key creatives". See more »

Quotes

Laura: He looks ill.
Jean: Yeah, he does.
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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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