The “too passionate about your own thing” genre has an interesting intersection with “things you shouldn’t do just because you’re too bored.” When a work exploits it well, it can create a truly fascinating experience to watchwithout the need for artificial morbidities like those that can fall, for example, the new true crime that is proliferating.
The perfect hit is pure fiction
Evan Peters is at the forefront of the most commented true crime of the moment with ‘DAHMER: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story‘, but it is really worth rescuing one that passed more discreetly and is on HBO Max (at least it will be until Friday, November 4, then leaves the platform). It’s about the fascinating mix of documentary and heist film’American Animals‘, based on an absurd hit in a university library.
Four well-to-do, bored middle-class youths take the wrong lessons from the crime thrillers they’ve been watching and decide to pull their own heist to steal a rare copy of a John James Audubon book from said library. Peters and actors like Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner and Jared Abrahamson interpret the fictional part that alternates with the real testimonies of the criminal minds behind everything, continually moving the line that separates the real from the fabricated cinematically.
It is an interesting exercise bart laytonwhich already dazzled with another startling exploration of an unexplained story with the documentary ‘The impostor‘. His way of creating intrigue with a good handling of narration and non-fiction is present again here, handled with taste to show the absurdity of the whole operation but also highlighting the serious consequences that this strange entertainment of a group of children had. posh. Disenchantment with adult life leading to a little epic and unnecessary blow.
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Evan Peters starred in a surprising true crime before playing Jefrey Dhamer: you have a few days to watch a mix of heist and documentary films on HBO Max