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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 03.09.11] movie trailer news comedy drama

I can’t say I understand the trailer for Matt D'Elia’s American Animal but then confusion doesn’t always equate to suckage and watching the trailer for the film, which is scheduled to have it’s world premiere at SXSW next week, I couldn’t help but think that this could be weirdly funny.

D’Elia’s dark comedy is about a guy named Jimmy who is terminally ill and shares an apartment with his friend James. Jimmy is kind of eccentric “bordering on plain old crazy” and he wakes up one morning having made the decision that he is happy and no longer sick. The two share a day with a couple of chicks drinking, drugging and having sex and all seems fine with the world until James announces that he’s leaving to start a new job. At this point Jimmy kind of loses his marbles.

The trailer is just wacky enough for me and I love the tagline for the film: “Some of us evolve slower than others.” That certainly speaks a few truths. As to what the deal is with the blindingly bright colours here…your guess is as good as mine. I just love that Jimmy does looks like he's ready to commit mass murder in that picture.

Trailer after the break.

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Anonymous (12 years ago) Reply

American Animal
(The Charlie Sheen story)

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