In this voyeuristic, slice-of-life comedic drama, we spend a week in the world of twenty-two year old Oliver, who lives with his aunt and her four dogs in Encino, CA. Oliver has more ... See full summary »
About a Donkey is about growing up & growing old, and finding laughter along the way. The film follows the Owens family: Ann & Tim, their 3 adult children, Cecilia, Burgh, and Annie (and her husband Paul), and matriarch Farrah. When Tim brings home a donkey in a mixture of wanting to rescue both it and himself, all of the characters' lives are shaken up and pushed forward.
This film has a lot of heart, wit and humour. You really begin to feel for these characters and this donkey. I found myself shockingly quite invested and was sad when it ended. Christina has done a briliant job with her direction. Everything was concise, intentional and had a great pace to it.
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