When Jimmy (Matt D'Elia) finds out his best friend and roommate (Fletcher) is leaving, he sees this as a betrayal of their perfect way of life. Over the course of a night full of drinks, drugs and women, the two men engage in a classic battle of wills as James prepares to enter the real world and Jimmy falls deeper and deeper into his world of isolation and make-believe.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
[An] hour and a half of pretentious mind games...Andy Webster, New York Times, 05.17.2012
"American Animal" becomes a philosophically strident evening of speechifying local theater (topic: human evolution).Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 05.31.2012
Bizarre, off-putting, and finally demanding of rubberneck respect...Michael Atkinson, Village Voice, 05.15.2012
It is well-acted and features witty repartee. Look for more good things to come from this talent.V.A. Musetto, New York Post, 05.17.2012