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We the Animals (2018)

R | | Drama | 17 August 2018 (USA)
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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:

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 ... Joel
Giovanni Pacciarelli Giovanni Pacciarelli ... Dustin
Moe Isaac Moe Isaac ... Dustin's Grandpa
Michael Pemberton 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

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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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Best I've seen this year
25 August 2018 | by tysookochoffSee all my reviews

I really hope this film gets the audience and recognition it deserves. I was so blown away by the cinematography and score that I had to really think afterwards about just how good the acting was too. Flawless performances by all, not least of which the three boys who you would assume are brothers in real life (they're not).

Bravo, well done!


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