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The Elephant in the Living Room

PG| 1 hr. 36 min.

Plot Summary
While wild animals are mere subjects of fascination for many, some in the United States take the step of bringing them into their homes. This documentary explores the trend of individuals keeping exotic animals as pets and the problems that surround the issue. Among those interviewed are Tim Harrison, an expert on dealing with dangerous pets that have escaped or can't be controlled by their owners, and Terry Brumfield, a troubled man who finds solace in his relationship with his two pet lions.

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Genres: Documentary

The Elephant in the Living Room (2010)

Release Date: April 1st, 2011|1 hr. 36 min.

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  • The Elephant in the Living Room is damning, but also very sad. These stories, as Harrison points out, never have a happy ending. show more

  • There are moments when the freak-show elements of the film threaten to overpower its message, but that message is such a fascinating one -- and the debate an important one as well -- that The Elephant in the Living Room manages to overcome them. show more

  • The movie effectively rids you of any notion that owning a cougar or a python is a good idea. show more

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