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R| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
A humorous battle of wills ensues when a young man (Matt D'Elia), who is borderline crazy and terminally ill, learns that his best friend and roommate (Brendan Fletcher) is leaving for a new job.

Cast: Matt D'Elia , Brendan Fletcher , Mircea Monroe , Angela Sarafyan ,

Director: Matt D'Elia

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Screen Media Ventures

American Animal (2012)

Release Date: May 18th, 2012|1 hr. 35 min.

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  • American Animal is a wildly experimental debut for D'Elia, who uses hand-held digital cameras and lots of jump cuts. It is well-acted and features witty repartee. show more

  • It may be baked with the same ingredients that come in your standard mumblecore starter kit, but because of Matt D'Elia's indebtedness to other movies, the film follows a different recipe altogether. show more

  • While American Animal's finely tuned filmmaking is leagues above the usual Indiewood sloppiness, all the movie-quoting manic episodes feel like empty grandstanding; it's hard to tell where D'Elia's own psychotic cinephilia ends and the character's begins. show more

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'American Animal' Exclusive SXSW Clip: Pill-Popping Happiness

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Mar 8th, 2011 11:15AM

Cinematical is happy to premiere the following quirky, 'All That Jazz'-inspired clip for the upcoming SXSW feature 'American Animal.' Written, directed and starring Matt D'Elia, and featuring the...

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