Watched Jun 13, 2012
"American Animal" is by far my favorite movie of 2012 so far. It's currently June.
I also feel it is the perfect movie comedy.
It's smart, it's witty, it has tons of awesome pop culture references, it's moderately offensive and it's freaking hilarious.
Yep, this is definitely an essential modern American comedy movie classic.
Matt D'Elia (who is also the film's director) gives a show-stopping, over-the-top performance as Jimmy, a terminally ill (and mentally ill?) man who lives with his roommate James and who reacts badly when James tells Jimmy he's getting a job.
Jimmy is the quintessential comedy movie man-child.
He's stuck in a fantasy world of movie quotes and made-up languages while his best friend and roommate James just wants to finally grow up.
It's so funny but it also has a lot to say about friendship, the "bromantic comedy" trend, cinema, art and life itself.
I'm sorry to be gushing over this movie but it's a modern American masterpiece.
Our generation's "Taxi Driver".... But funny!