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We the Animals

We the Animals is a movie starring Evan Rosado, Raúl Castillo, and Sheila Vand. 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...

Other Titles
獸之心, Quando eravamo fratelli, My, zwierzęta, Nosotros, los animales
Running Time
1 hours 34 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama
Director
Jeremiah Zagar
Writer
Jeremiah Zagar, Daniel Kitrosser, Justin Torres
Actors
Isaiah Kristian, Evan Rosado, Sheila Vand, Raúl Castillo
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

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.

Comments about drama «We the Animals» (14)

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Margaret Wade

I thought the movie was well acted and well directed, in my opinion, although I didn't agree with some of the acting choices. As a viewer, I also had to agree with some of the directors choices. The story was well written and the movie was well acted, and I thought the use of colors and the way they were used was a good one. I think the main issue in my opinion was that it was too long. I thought that the movie could have been shortened by maybe an hour or so and then I think they could have come up with a better ending.

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Nancy Scott

I was amused by the satire. I found myself thinking: there must be a lot of people out there who have seen these sort of movies. I'm sure there are. Who doesn't know about all the things that happen on the internet, the earth being completely engulfed by a black hole? How the internet is just a fast connection to a virtual world. How a website is just another computer program? How you can make and send instant messages to people just by looking at their profile pictures. I think there is a high awareness on how much we are living in a simulated world, where we don't even know what's going on in the real world. The theme of the movie is sort of a parody of the theme of Avatar. I think the movie could be more serious, but it still had some fun. The girl from Trailer Park Boys is very cute and funny.

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Mark Carter

Being a big fan of the book, I had to see it. After a pleasant experience with the movie, I wanted to see the book. This movie is way better than the movie. The book was a fun book about a family of animals. I thought this movie was a kind of "animal love story" in a cool way. At times, it felt like a movie for adults. The scene where Dora discovers that her "past" life was a mistake was very touching and got me. That scene gave me a good feeling inside. The movie was very fun. I am a fan of Ricky Gervais and I must say that this movie is so much better than the movie. I think this movie had a kind of epic feeling and I loved it.

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Jacob

I had the pleasure of seeing this film at the San Francisco International Film Festival. It is a film that deals with the trauma of war, not in a sensationalistic way, but rather in a rather personal way. The film focuses on two families from different cultures. One is the military unit, and the other is a middle class family. Each story is set in a different place, and each scene in the middle of the city. It's a film that leaves you with many questions. But it has a real spark, a real sense of urgency. I felt that this film was in line with the coming of age stories that have been tackled by people like Spike Lee. It's a moving, moving story.

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Ruth Banks

I was amazed at how well the actors (especially Cindy Lou Who, who was amazing) did their acting! I would love to see more of her work. I have not seen the other movie "Rabbit in the Hat", but that movie was just awful, especially the sexual scenes. So, I was skeptical when I saw this movie, but I'm glad I decided to see it, because it was a great movie. I would recommend this movie to anyone who loves animals and has not yet seen the other movies. I hope this review helped you in your decision to see it. If you have any questions, or comments, please feel free to write me! I am still a little emotional about this movie, but I hope you are able to connect with it and enjoy it as much as I did!

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Denise P.

This is a unique and very refreshing film that is unique in that it actually will not conform to some stereotypes of high-schoolers and their life and relationships. It is unlike any other film that I have ever seen in that it does not have an orthodox "hero" in it, but it does not strive to convince us that this is the way a high-schooler should be. Instead, the point is that this is a very interesting and heart-breaking story about teenagers trying to figure out their own life and figuring out who they are. The acting is very strong, but the real stand-out is Dina Garef, who was the real star of this film. She plays a character who is struggling with her relationship with her dad and her father's "relationship" with her. Her character is vulnerable and real and shows us the true struggles of teenage girls. I think this film is very well-done and the director does a very good job of bringing you into the story and you can see it coming a mile away. The plot of the film is very interesting, and is something that I will probably watch again. Overall, this is a very unique film and definitely worth a watch.

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Ryan Coleman

This movie is about an adorable dog and his owner who are forced to live together in their small apartment. They are struggling with being homeless and the idea of having an animal in the house is more than enough to drive anyone to despair. Their dog is the main focus of the film and the whole time we get to know the dog through him. He is the main character of the film and the dog is just the vehicle. We don't get to know him in any detail until halfway through the film. We see him at a dinner party, at work, at a dog park and he's the main focus. He does most of the talking in the film and he's funny and memorable. The other character is T-Bone, the owner. He's the most important character in the film and he is the voice of reason. We don't see him much but he is the voice of reason when the dog gets aggressive. They have a love/hate relationship and his arguments are so intense you would have to have a strong stomach to watch the whole film. He is the main reason the film is interesting because of the tense relationship between him and T-Bone. All the other characters are secondary characters but they add a little more depth to the film because they know these people. The film is not a beautiful romantic drama or a cute story about a dog and it's owner. The film is about a family and its problems. There are some humorous scenes and some heart warming moments. I thought the cast did a great job. A lot of people will judge this film by its cover art because the film is about a dog and an animal lover. The film isn't a dog film but it's not a dog lover film. This film isn't about a dog either but it is about a dog and the connection it has with its owner. I love this film and it's definitely worth seeing.

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Anna P.

It is almost impossible to watch this film without being affected by the powerful visuals and the intense emotions of the main characters. There is no doubt about it - this is a profoundly moving and powerful film. The strength of this movie is that it is about a group of chimpanzees who are living in the same colony in the Congo, and how they cope with the new world they are brought into. The story is told through the lives of the chimpanzees, showing them through the eyes of the animals that live next to them. The whole structure of this film is so well made, that one will be able to watch this film over and over again. Every frame is a masterpiece. Even if you haven't watched this film yet, it's still worth watching it to really understand what the movie is about. You will be swept away by the powerful visual language, the mesmerizing story, and the emotional impact that this movie delivers.

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Diane Knight

I was inspired to see this movie as a tribute to Brendan Fraser. I was originally drawn to see this movie because I've been looking forward to seeing it, but then my friend convinced me to watch it as well. I was thoroughly impressed by it. The movie manages to be both funny, but also heart-breaking at times. Fraser plays a family man in New York who is having a rough time of it. He has been left behind in a divorce and now is trying to reconnect with his son (played by him and his sister) who is now an adult and doesn't want anything to do with him. Fraser is a good actor and plays the awkward teenager perfectly. But even he can't help but break down in a heartbreaking scene at the end. He is utterly heart-breaking and heartbreaking at the same time. This movie is not for everyone, but if you can get through the opening and end of the film without stopping to breathe, you will absolutely love this movie. I'm going to see it again. It's worth every second you spend watching it.

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Russell M.

From what I gather, it is a very downbeat story and it is also very unbalanced and uneven. On the one hand, it is an animal rights documentary where we find many scenes showing how cruel and disgusting the factory farms and killing animals is. However, at the same time we see a man who lost his family due to animal abuse. His son has to leave his farm because of his mental illness, but he also comes back with many ideas to continue farming and the hope that they will be able to do so again. A lot of times I found myself trying to analyze what I just saw and what was real and what was not. Most of the things that happened in this film were real, but there were many things that didn't make sense. For instance, why would people go into animal research if there was no real scientific evidence to support the experiments? I think that this is a very honest and important film and definitely one of the best documentary on the animal rights movement.

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Patrick Ruiz

The third in a trilogy, this film is set in the a working class West Country, but the focus is on those living in Scotland. Unlike in the previous films, the couple of Highland-born, Scottish-raised carers of the elderly is the central focus here, although a second wife is also in the story. This is a far more serious, darker tale, taking place on a low income housing estate. The film is very, very dramatic, and all three movies will make you shudder at certain points in the story, but all three are very good films. The performances are very good and it is very moving. This film will make you think about the lives of many young and old people today, in a very real, realistic way. However, if you have never been in a care home, you might be a little intimidated by the stories told. It is a very sad story, and it shows how a care home can be a tough place for the elderly. It will make you feel very sorry for the carers, and that is a good thing.

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Dennis Matthews

Mira Nair is one of the best actors of Indian cinema. Her screen presence as an actress has been consistently surprising. She has acted in big movies such as Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham 3 as well as small films like 'Muzaffarnagar', 'Namaz', 'Hum Aapke Hain Koun', 'Mudh' and 'Jodhaa'. Her talents as an actress have been alluring for over a decade and she continues to deliver. There's a story here of a girl and her dogs living in a poor village. Their lives are rocked when the local mafia take their cattle to a town in a nearby town. They are forced to work for them in order to make enough money for their grazing. Then the parents and the animals decide to sell the animals and are forced to sell the animals. The family-life of the family of the animals, who are all women, is drastically affected. There is a very clear contrast in the fact that Nair has never done a small film like this before. In this film she is the star, but she is also not a stand-out, but a very good actress. The movie is a personal statement. It is a realisation of people, because there are people who are deprived of their natural rights. It is a story about the condition of women in India. The film is well-crafted and compelling. It is very gentle and the other girls are also very good. It is a very touching film. The one-hour film runs at 85 minutes and is well worth watching. You would find Nair and the other girls to be very convincing. Nair's music is haunting and the film is a real masterpiece of Indian cinema. It has superb cinematography. It has got a strong story, well-crafted direction and an actor who knows how to handle a role.

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Kathleen H.

I liked this movie. It's the kind of movie that you can watch with your kid and not feel bad about it. It's a funny movie and sometimes it makes you laugh out loud. My daughter and I also found it funny because we are from Texas and it is good to hear that "Sh*t" is said by people in Texas. If you are looking for a good movie to watch with your kid, I recommend this movie. You will enjoy it. I hope you enjoy it.

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Ann

The only reason I gave it 8/10 was because the kids at the theater asked to borrow it. I really wish that they would have been shown it again, and listened to the comments of the kids who commented on the scene on the boat. The reason I gave it 8/10 was because, although the children in the theater thought it was very realistic, their comments and how it affected them made me feel badly for them. They were just watching, with their parents, and were confused. The purpose of the film was to show how a parent of a child can, sometimes, feel, after losing a child. But, the film is not necessary, at all, in the end. It was not a big deal, really. It could have been told in one sentence, or, without giving too much away, it could have been told in one of two ways: 1. They showed the parents with the children, saying how it made them lose sleep, and how it made them feel sad and angry, and how it affected them. Maybe they said something like that. And the parents would have said something like that. That would have been so much better, since they said it to the children, in their place, and showed the parents on the boat, or, like they did in this film, they did a scene with the kids that showed the parents with the children, at a distance, like they were there. They could have told it in the simplest way, they could have just said it. But, I have to give it 8/10, because, it was great. It was nice, it was touching, it was sad, but, it was also very realistic. And, if the kids were on the boat, they would have been scared, I'm sure. It wasn't a bad movie, it was a good movie, and I liked it. I think that everyone should see it. I give it 8/10, because it was great. Hope you like it, too.