American Animals (2018)

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American Animals (2018)

Postby Leisher » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:42 am

It doesn't suck, but it's not riveting.

Sort of a documentary, but also a movie? The actual people are interviewed throughout the movie, while actors play out what went down. Considering stories vary, it makes you wonder what's real and what isn't. It even ends that way.

What is real is the story the movie is based upon. Four college students try to steal value books from their college. Books worth millions of dollars.

However, this isn't Hollywood, so the kids are fucking morons. Maybe they're smart in their lives, but as criminals they're completely clueless and cowardly. It's both hilarious and really, really sad. Their motivation is even worse. Depressingly worse. Just guys thinking they're special and that this will make their lives special. They're not. It ends exactly how you should expect, I mean they have interviews with the actual guys who do this heist.

It's interesting and could even be very educational if you have a kid delusions of grandeur. However, it really had trouble holding my attention. It's slow, and there's nobody you root for as they're all dipshits.
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