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:

Justin Torres (based on the novel by), Daniel Kitrosser (screen play by) (as Dan Kitrosser) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Evan Rosado ... Jonah
Raúl Castillo ... Paps
Sheila Vand ... Ma
Isaiah Kristian ... Manny
Josiah Gabriel Josiah Gabriel ... Joel
Giovanni Pacciarelli Giovanni Pacciarelli ... Dustin
Moe Isaac Moe Isaac ... Dustin's Grandpa
Michael Pemberton ... Foreman
Amelia Campbell ... Woman in Van
Mickey Anthony Mickey Anthony ... Clerk
Tom Malley Tom Malley ... Old Man
Terry Holland Terry Holland ... Televangelist (voice)
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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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Based on the Acclaimed Novel

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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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Based on the novel 'We The Animals' by Justin Torres, a semi-autobiographical story of the authors life growing up in rural Upstate New York. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ma: [frustrated] Jesus! You think this is easy? Say something.
Joel: Something.
[Manny nudges him]
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Connections

Referenced in On a Magical Night (2019) See more »

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Simple, Bleak, And Beautifully Done.
30 August 2018 | by jrob03See all my reviews

If you enjoyed Moonlight or The Florida Project, chances are you'll enjoy this one as well. A simple, bleak view into the lives of a family with nothing to hold onto other than each other. A boy finding himself and the circumstances he's in as he grows. A beautiful simple concept that you wouldn't expect to see as a film. Nothing but appreciation for this movie. Don't expect to be blown away, this isn't in any way shape or form a blockbuster entertainer. But see it as you see an abstract painting by Van Gogh, and let it take you where it chooses.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

We the Animals See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,357, 19 August 2018

Gross USA:

$400,961

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$434,743
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinereach, Public Record See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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