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American Animals

DVD - 2018 DVD Drama American, DVD Drama America 2 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.1 out of 5

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Title from web page.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2018.
Wide screen.
Evan Peters, Ann Dowd, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Udo Kier, Jared Abrahamson.
Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history.
DVD, wide screen; 5.1 Dolby digital.


Don't Try This at Home submitted by Meginator on July 19, 2018, 4:49pm This film is a very interesting and carefully framed dramatization of a real book theft that took place at Transylvania University in the early 2000s, and it is better classified as a true crime story, with all that implies, than a heist film. Though the film itself is fairly sympathetic to the perpetrators, a group of malcontent college students, its most effective moments evoke significant physical discomfort as characters and viewers alike directly confront the brutal, violent aspects of their plan. Interviews with the actual thieves lend an additional layer of rumination as they confront the truths they discovered about themselves. The film itself is excellently constructed, with superb performances, an interesting (and self-aware) blend of facts and stretched truths, and a carefully curated soundtrack, and it leaves a lasting impression with room for a lot of interpretation. It's thought-provoking and raw and arty and not quite like anything I've seen before, without becoming too fond of itself or its intentions.

pathetic. wasted an hour watching it... submitted by Tassos on March 6, 2019, 8:50am Another worthless movie. You got to rent 10 DVDs to find one which is worth watching. This one I had the misfortune to watch to the end, to see how the pathetic flick ends. Don't bother.

anxiety! submitted by Linda Rama on June 23, 2019, 5:19pm Good pace of determination vs uncertain quezziness

American Animals submitted by lstorc on July 18, 2019, 10:00pm American Animals is lame unless you're into male entitlement acted out in sometimes brutal ways.

The fragile logic of raising kids to be special submitted by ccrose on August 4, 2019, 11:02am This was a well drawn portrait of young men in college still playing cops and robbers like children with the consequences of men who commit a crime. A true story.
I liked the structure, especially including the actual young men, speaking from hindsight, reveal how deluded they were to justify stealing, terrorizing, Compelling camera work, head-on shots of the real men, and remorse, their parents baffled and crushed. I checked it out because of the cover.

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English dialogue; Spanish subtitles; subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).

[United States] : Lions Gate Entertainment, [2018]
Year Published: 2018
Description: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Language: English
Format: DVD

Layton, Bart,
Peters, Evan, 1987-
Dowd, Ann,
Keoghan, Barry, 1992-
Jenner, Blake, 1992-
Lions Gate Entertainment (Firm),

Book thefts -- Drama.
Thieves -- Drama.
Caper films.
Crime films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.