My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea

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My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea's attention-getting visual style matches debuting writer-director Dash Shaw's distinctive narrative approach -- and signals a bright future for a promising talent.

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High school sophomores Dash and Assaf are best friends and the only writers for the school newspaper. When the editor starts giving Assaf solo assignments, Dash is jealous and reports a false story about Assaf having erectile dysfunction. Later, when Dash is doing research, he learns that the school is not up to code and tries to warn the students, but nobody believes him. Then, an earthquake hits, and the school sinks into the Pacific Ocean with all of the kids trapped inside.

Cast & Crew

Lena Dunham
Mary
Voice
Reggie Watts
Assaf
Voice
Maya Rudolph
Verti
Voice
Susan Sarandon
Lunch Lady Lorraine
Voice
Thomas Jay Ryan
Principal Grimm
Voice
Louisa Krause
Gretchen
Voice
John Cameron Mitchell
Brent Daniels
Voice
Dash Shaw
Director
Dash Shaw
Screenwriter
Joshua Blum
Executive Producer
Tyler Davidson
Executive Producer
Kevin Flanigan
Executive Producer
Matthew Johnson
Executive Producer
Alex Abrahams
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Lance Edmands
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  • The animation set pieces scattered throughout the movie are frequently inspired, pulling in all manner of media and materials, and the backgrounds can be dazzling.

    May 4, 2017 | Full Review…
  • It's crazy and ridiculous at times. But I can't help agreeing with Assaf, who observes, of his companions' rescue plans, "I like it. It has the logic of a dream."

    May 4, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Shaw's animation is a loopy, inventive mish-mosh of elements: thick pen outlines, fine etching work, washes of finger-painted color, and the occasional outbreak of full-on psychedelia.

    May 4, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

    Ty Burr

    Boston Globe
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  • Doesn't plumb the depths of adolescent emotions and high-school politics so much as skims the surface in a psychedelic dinghy.

    April 27, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Mostly - as that title deserves - it's a funny, imaginative trip down a high-school rabbit hole, in which we're reminded that catastrophic disasters may come and go but what matters in high school is where you fit on the school's social ranking.

    April 20, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The story is strange seemingly for the sake of being strange, and Dash's sarcastic tone suggests that the whole thing is just a joke.

    April 20, 2017 | Full Review…

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  • Aug 10, 2017
    Unaware of this being a first feature or debut for any matter. I found this film to be a hilarious self parody of high school life intersected with the plot to 'A Poseidon Adventure'. This unique film uses a very distinctive graphic novel inspired animation and look to it's characters and setting. it can be described as a sort of flash animation taking up an amateur comic design all to encompass this world of it's satirical message. Even while the animation is wonderful to look at and is fluid in most parts, the film is also surrealistic using the very unusual conventions to it's advantage to express moments of a suspenseful nature or subconscious behavior within the character's visual thought portrayal. Other than that the writing is excellent able to take what's cliche about high school life and turn it on it's head with a disaster plot that doesn't take itself too seriously at all, with plenty of laugh out load jokes. Lastly, I didn't think the film hit any high notes as being a huge recommendation on my part , though I really enjoyed it for what it is, an impressive and enjoyable debut animated feature.
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