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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:

Daniel Kitrosser, Justin Torres (based on the novel by) | 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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$400,961, 18 October 2018
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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

Manny: What if he's getting a heart attack?
Ma: What heart?
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Could have been much better.
27 December 2018 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

We The Animals is a drama about abuse, physical as well emotional abuse, about kids growing up and getting the wrong ideas about how life and relationships should be. It's also about selfishness, lack of parental control and kids growing up too fast. With those ingredients the movie had potential to be really good, but in the end it didn't match that potential. The acting wasn't bad though, that was actually a good thing about this movie. But the cinematography and camera work wasn't on top. Too much shaking camera shots, out of focus shots, and not the best work either whilst playing with the contrast between dark and light. That could all have been much better. The psychadelic drawings on the other hand were a nice touch to this movie. All in all it's not a bad movie but it just had so much more potential.


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