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Laura and Tyler are soulmates. Thirty-something best friends and revellers residing in Dublin, they are ingrained in the fabric of each other's lives; dating, partying, drinking and living their life without limitations. American ex-pat, Tyler -- a siren of drugs, alcohol and debauchery -- lures aspiring writer, Laura, away from her long overdue novel as well as her new beau, the irresistibly handsome Jim. A tee-total classical pianist, Jim is the antithesis of Tyler and the world she and Laura inhabit, and with his presence the girls' hedonistic double act finds itself in jeopardy. While Tyler wants to keep the party going, Laura, buoyed by Jim's restraint and stability, starts to emerge from her years of partying, searching for her place in the world. Caught between desires -- youth and adulthood, her old self and her future self-- Laura impulsively gets engaged to Jim, knocking Tyler for a loop. Bereft at the thought of losing of her partner in crime, Tyler spies a chance to rock the boat of the "perfect" life Laura can see on the horizon, but in doing so inadvertently helps Laura find a new unexpected path to independence.


Critic Reviews for Animals

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (5)

  • Refreshingly frank and unautocratic about sex, drugs and the uniquely female desire to be free of judgment, Animals dares to love the pair of imperfect friends that lead the way.

    Feb 8, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Hyde has forged a wonderful, utterly lived-in film about two women at a crossroads, one that attendees should be breathlessly, excitedly discussing around town, urging everyone else to see immediately.

    Jan 30, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Benjamin Lee

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  • Why does the end result feel so inert and contrived, even if it's exceedingly pretty to look at?

    Jan 30, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It revels in the messiness of life, and the many love stories it can contain.

    Jan 29, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Kate Erbland

    Top Critic
  • Hyde's generous, freewheeling film is a pleasingly disorderly addition to the still-underpopulated ranks of female friendship studies...

    Jan 29, 2019 | Full Review…

    Guy Lodge

    Top Critic
  • Animals is a complex, messy, wildly ambitious film that left me unsure of what to think. But it stuck with me.

    Jun 20, 2019 | Full Review…

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