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We the Animals (2018)

R | | Drama | 17 August 2018 (USA)
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Manny, Joel, and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah embraces an imagined world all on his own.

Director:

Jeremiah Zagar

Writers:

Daniel Kitrosser, Justin Torres (based on the novel by) | 1 more credit »
8 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Evan Rosado ... Jonah
Raúl Castillo ... Paps
Sheila Vand ... Ma
Isaiah Kristian ... Manny
Josiah Gabriel ... Joel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Terry Holland Terry Holland ... Televangelist (voice)
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Storyline

Manny, Joel, and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah embraces an imagined world all on his own.

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Based on the Acclaimed Novel

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some underage drug and alcohol use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

We the Animals See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,357, 19 August 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$400,961, 18 October 2018
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cinereach, Public Record See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

The movie takes place in the 1980s. But when the boys shoplift at the convenience store, the Visa logo displayed at the store entrance is the one which first went into use in the 2000s. See more »

Quotes

Paps: Oh, I thought you all disappeared.
Manny: You're supposed to look for us.
Paps: I guess I found something better.
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Mesmerizing and powerful
22 August 2018 | by Red_IdentitySee all my reviews

I wasn't sure what to expect from this film, but it turned out to remind me of two masterpieces- Moonlight and The Tree of Life. Its camerawork is sometimes reminiscent of Malick and the flowing, dreamy-like atmosphere he creates, but the narrative is also sometimes very much in the structure of Moonlight. Regardless, it's a fantastic film filled with fantastic performances that deserves to be seen.


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