AMERICAN ANIMALS (2018) movie review

You’d be hard pressed to say you’d ever come across a docudrama quite like this one. Fourth wall breaking, narrator switching, truth shaking. The soundtrack compliments as the heartbeat pulses them out of the boredom and the adolescent what if? into the tragedy of consequence.With an I, Tonya tone, this well edited mush of memoirs takes on the tale of four teens who planned a heist and followed through to life-altering ends. The story is true. The interviews are real. The acting is honest and memorable.Then the thematic questions end with a horrible thud and silence – perhaps an intentional disappointment so we viewers recognize ourselves in the boys. We are all capable of madness. We must not follow through.

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