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We the Animals (2018)

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Manny, Joel, and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah embraces an imagined world all on his own.

Director:

Jeremiah Zagar

Writers:

Daniel Kitrosser, Justin Torres (based on the novel by) | 1 more credit »
6 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Sheila Vand ... Ma
Raúl Castillo ... Paps
Evan Rosado ... Jonah
Josiah Gabriel ... Joel
Isaiah Kristian ... Manny
Terry Holland Terry Holland ... Televangelist
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Manny, Joel, and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah embraces an imagined world all on his own.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some underage drug and alcohol use | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2018 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,357, 19 August 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$400,961, 18 October 2018
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Cinereach,Public Record See more »
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Color
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The movie takes place in the 1980s. But when the boys shoplift at the convenience store, the Visa logo displayed at the store entrance is the one which first went into use in the 2000s. See more »

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Disturbing and hard to watch at times, but it's well worth it in my opinion.
14 September 2018 | by HellmantSee all my reviews

'WE THE ANIMALS': Four Stars (Out of Five)

A coming-of-age indie drama about three young boys dealing with an abusive but loving father, and a frustrated and depressed mother, while also trying to enjoy their childhood. The movie stars Evan Rosado, Isaiah Kristian, Josiah Gabriel, Raul Castillo and Sheila Vand. It was directed and co-written by documentary filmmaker Jeremiah Zagar, and it's based on the 2011 novel (of the same name) by Justin Torres. The film has received nearly unanimous positive reviews from critics, and it's playing in indie theaters now (like Portland). I really enjoyed how genuine and real the film seems (almost like you're watching an actual documentary), and I also really like the performances (especially Rosado and Castillo). It's also disturbing and hard to watch at times, but it's well worth it in my opinion.


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