American Animal Reviews
What did this movie teach me? Sometimes it's good just to do the things that make you happy, even if everyone will think you are crazy for doing so.
Some would call it annoying, irritating to see a man play head games with his friends, but there's something more deep and troubling with the character of Jimmy as the film progresses. There's one moment of sheer brilliance that takes place where Jimmy launches into a full scale war in the form of a monologue explaining why his best friend James shouldn't have gotten a job. The dialogue and execution was amazingly well done! For a film that wasn't based as a play, it sure as hell felt like it.
Overall, if you enjoy seeing a man slip into the depths of his delusions you'll enjoy this strange character piece.
A cocksure film, budget too small to have "pussies out" tho'.
get's caught up in the action of action, knows where the audience wants to be lead, what the crowd wants to see.
Very good tricks up the sleeve, suspending disbelief, creating new scenarios of flesh being torn from limb.
Standing up with a non hard cock interrupted having sex, inconsistent.
Music FUCKING EXCELLENT, make your balls tingle
good art too, for real, some of it tight as fuck!
What really struck me about this movie is that the director managed to keep the entire film fresh and not boring. Although it entirely takes place in one location, the set is versatile and flexible to the needs of the actors. The set is composed of bright colors and interesting props. Sometimes the array of action going on may seem overwhelming. However, it all comes together to create a solid meaning. The end of the film left me satisfied with a concrete purpose to the madness that went out throughout. It is a unique work of art, definitely worth seeing.
The film has a very distinct atmosphere, and with only four characters and the single location of Jimmy and Jake's apartment complex, D'elia masters the space and it never feels contrived or claustrophobic. The apartment is functional, organic, and bursting with life - often simply due to the D'elia's possessed energy - and it creates a very believable and very unique space that distances itself from the "real world" that Jimmy wants nothing to do with. D'elia has created a unique and ferocious world that reeks of originality and never seems forced or un-real, and he does so without mercy or compromise.
Drug-fueled fantasies concocted by the mind of D'elia are somewhat reminiscent of Fear and Loathing, and the only two other characters, two girls named Angela and Angela, add an interesting dimension to the film. One of the girls is attracted to Jimmy in a Manson-family kind of way, seemingly entranced by his wild ways. The film has its humps, but once you're snared in the wild-world D'elia has created it's hard to look away, and its force is undeniable.