Social Animals

2018

Comedy

6
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 43%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 86%
IMDb Rating 5.1 10 518

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Carly Chaikin as Claire
Josh Radnor as Paul
Aya Cash as Jane
Samira Wiley as Lana
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Michaela Hunter 4 / 10

Noel Wells, manic pixie dream girl

She plays the same character quirky messy girl rom com girl in everything i've seen her in. Yawn. Is she like this in real life? Its abit like being hit over the head repeatedly with a strawberry shortcake. I thought this trope had died with Zooey Deschanel and Natalie Portman in Garden State (the latter is actually pretty great, hence all the copycats). We luv her for her 'uniqueness' but the thing is... being a skinny white indie girl isn't very new is it? At least in this story we don't have to put up with any bourgeois crap. She lives in an trailer, but still somehow manages to make it cute and upbeat! My final note (spoiler alert) is that... i think the main male character in this film was abit of a philandering ahole (in a 'nice guy' poly disguise) and a pretty crap parent and why wasn't he reprimanded instead of getting the girl? No doubt some would argue with this judgement, but every rom com has a falling out and a getting back together. To me, it felt shallow and rushed. In any case, a different leading lady could've changed the entire tone of the film. Maybe the new generation of viewers haven't met the manic pixie dream before? It's grating af to see it's return.

Reviewed by j g 5 / 10

Commitment is for adults.

SPOILER: This movie would have made a lot more sense if they would have just removed the kids from the main couple. I was actually surprised when they showed the kids, and it turned out they belonged to the main couple. I thought they were just babysitting or something, at first, because this couple behaved like they were wishy-washy insecure middle schoolers. These kids are now messed up for life because their parents are selfish weaklings, but somehow this movie tries to play itself off as a lighthearted comedy? Oh wait, I forgot, it's the governments job to raise children, and to educate them....they'll be fine.

Reviewed by viewsonfilm.com 5 / 10

VIEWS ON FILM review of Social Animals

Social Animals is a depressing, sort of pseudo comedy that features a borderline, unlikable lead in Zoe (played by San Antonio, Texas native, Noel Wells). As far as new releases go in 2018, "Animals" is like Reality Bites, Richard Linklater's Slacker, and 1998's Your Friends & Neighbors being melded in a cinematic blender.

Note to the rebelling filmmakers of Social Animals: Jeanne Garofalo called and wants her undisguised promiscuity back. Also, Jason Patric phoned and wants his sobering masculinity brought back into fruition too. Finally, don't include a fellatio scene with a cucumber just for kicks. It utterly feels like witless filler.

Anyway, the flick dons effective use of Austin, Texas locales and a whiff of the city's legendary music scene. However, "Animals" makes you want to avoid certain parts of that freewheeling borough in the long run. In veracity, words like uneven, honest, tiredly manipulative, and doleful are what I'd use to describe Social Animals.

Director Theresa Bennett (this is her feature film debut) crams several, daft relationship stories into ninety minutes but her main focus is on sad sack Zoe (mentioned earlier). Zoe is a woman who is late on her rent, lives in an RV, and owns an unsuccessful waxing outlet. She's single, almost broke, and smokes pot whenever an average occasion arises. Zoe out of boredom or sheer desperation, befriends a friendly, loser married guy and has an affair with him.

"Animals" despite its decent performances and its effectively rundown, suburban inhabiting, never fully finds a coherent tone. With its Gen X careening, its woe is me dialogue, and its need to include animated illustrations of sexual innuendo, Social Animals might have been germane say, fifteen years ago. Oh and one more thing, what does the title of this movie mean anyway? My rating: 2 stars.

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