"We The Animals" Movie Review
We The Animals is an emotional odyssey based on the book by the same name. It centers around three young brothers growing up with the dysfunction of their parents’ turbulent relationship, but also with a tight bond to each other and the freedom of exploration.
However, Jonah sees the world in a unique way from his two brothers, documenting his observations of life and his imagination in illustrations he hides under his bed.
There’s a lot that struck me just in the opening sequence of We The Animals: creative, close-up, natural feeling cinematography; ambient, inspiring score; beautifully poetic narration. These are all features of the film that permeate throughout the entirety of the presentation as Jonah and his brothers navigates childhood together.
By the end, there’s not a clear and concise takeaway from the story. But maybe that was the point. Making sense of the world isn’t always clear and concise, and sometimes, the way to deal with it is to just escape in your own imagination.
This movie feels very much like a carefully crafted piece of art, and its attention to detail and dedication to a well told story keeps We The Animals genuine, free-spirited, and beautifully untamed.
Acting and Casting - 2 | Visual Effects and Editing - 2 | Story and Message - 2 | Entertainment Value - 1 | Music Score and Soundtrack - 2 | Reviewer's Preference - 1 | What does this mean?