American Animal


American Animal (2012)


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Jimmy is a terminally ill young man. He is also quite eccentric, bordering on plain old crazy, and starting today he has decided that he is 'happy' and no longer sick. Jimmy's roommate James is a healthy, dreamy young man. They're best friends. They live together. They don't do much of anything and they seem very happy that way. But trouble arises when it gets revealed that James will be leaving for a new job in the morning. Jimmy, feeling betrayed, is not pleased by this development. A classic, humorous battle of wills ensues as James prepares for the real world and Jimmy falls deeper and deeper into his world of illness, isolation, madness and make-believe. -- (C) Official Site

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Mircea Monroe
as Blonde Angela
Angela Sarafyan
as Not Blonde Angela
as Billie

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All Critics (17) | Top Critics (9)

"American Animal" becomes a philosophically strident evening of speechifying local theater (topic: human evolution).

May 31, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The film equivalent of being cornered at a house party by someone's coked-out friend of a friend until your ride home is ready to bounce.

May 18, 2012 | Full Review…
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It is well-acted and features witty repartee. Look for more good things to come from this talent.

May 18, 2012 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

[An] hour and a half of pretentious mind games...

May 17, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's best to imagine this movie as a study of three good young actors trapped in an indie film project with a yammering weirdo.

May 17, 2012 | Rating: D+ | Full Review…
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It's hard to tell where D'Elia's own psychotic cinephilia ends and the character's begins.

May 15, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
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Given that this movie, at its core, about the line between insanity and genius, its fitting that American Animal is both incredibly insane, and yet somehow quite genius.

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