WOW, in what deep cave was I, because in 2010 I missed this amazing Australian film.
Animal Kingdom is that solid thriller that never lets you go … with masterful performances writing and directing.
The story of a group of criminals, down in their luck, followed by the police, incredibly dysfunctional and at the same time in perfect balance, complementing each other, the perfect members of the pack.
A life in crime must be tough, Life itself is not easy, but when you have to fight your way to the top and be the leader of the pack, scared, confused and pretending all the time you are the weak one, brilliant, slow and consistent success..
Adding to the equation is your nest, the nucleus, the place you will return to for protection, to hide, when that turns against you, the best option is to use the only thing that will put you on top… intelligence… (everything is politics and manipulation my friends)
This movie is simple and yet, so complex getting into human relationships and putting them against animal behaviour that you cannot unsee (but definitely understand why) the mother kissing her sons, constantly, like watching a mother cat lick her kittens… cute and weird.
MUST! for all the above and:
Helping you how to keep cool 3 minutes into the film!
Guy Pearce‘s mustache makes everything look good!
AIR SUPPLY ….