American Animals

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2018 (UK), Drama/Crime, 1h 56m

Starring: Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Jared Abrahamson, Udo Kier & Lara Grice

Spencer, Warren, Eric and Chas are four friends who live an ordinary existence in Kentucky. After a visit to Transylvania University, Lipka comes up with the idea to steal the rarest and most valuable books from the school’s library. As one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history starts to unfold, the men question whether their attempts to inject excitement and purpose into their lives are simply misguided attempts at achieving the American dream.

I found this movie extremely boring and struggled to stay awake, I only stayed to see the actual robbery… and the payoff was very lacklustre.

The story was weak, and the acting was not great (which is surprising because the cast initially looks great!).

Whatever strengths the movie has, it doesn’t mitigate the content it wallows in to get there. Though it starts off as a standard but slow college-boy crime caper, it soon U-turns into an obnoxious flick about young male privilege and entitlement.

This film really felt like a straight to TV movie, and I mediocre one at that.

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