“Animal Behaviour” (2018) IMDb

Extent

Seen in 2019.

Subject

Anthropomorphic animals in group therapy.

Commentary

An unusally extreme effort to mine Cartesian memes: Animals as automatons and creatures of emotion versus the rationality implicit in anthropomorphization. As usual, the contrasts are intended to be comedic, and the film is funny, but the character gallery extends to a leech and a mantis, hence beyond the usual farm and picture-book animals. This implies an effort to think about the memes, but ultimately, there is no point made about human sphexishness.

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