THE WOLFPACK

"Dysfunctional Family Values"

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What You Need To Know:

THE WOLFPACK is a documentary about the six Angulo brothers. The brothers, and their sister, were locked away from society by their parents, mainly their controlling fa-ther, in a poorly maintained apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The Angulo brothers learn about the mysterious outside world through the many movies in their per-sonal collection. Nicknamed “The Wolfpack,” the siblings spend their entire childhood reenacting their favorite movies using elaborate homemade props and costumes. Their stultifying world is interrupted when one brother rebelliously decides to escape and ex-plore the outside world.

THE WOLFPACK is fascinating, compelling and unique. It deftly tells the psychologi-cal, sociological and behavioral issues that the six brothers encounter. This helps the movie establish an emotional connection with viewers. However, THE WOLFPACK has a strong Romantic worldview, with plenty of strong foul language. The movie glorifies the triumph of the human will over adversity. Eventually, the fantasy of reenacting their favorite movies influences the brothers to do the unthinkable and escape to freedom. MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution because of THE WOLFPACK’s Romantic worldview and strong foul language.

Content:

(RoRoRo, LL, V, N, A, D, MM) Very strong Romantic worldview, with the movie glorifying the triumph of the human will after the protagonists overcome adverse circumstances in their family upbringing; 20 obscenities, mainly “f” and “s” words; movie does not contain any violence, but the characters often reenact scenes from violent movies with homemade prop weapons; no sexual content; light naturalistic nudity, with a few scenes showing upper male nudity where man changes shirts; light alcohol use and drunkenness, with a scene that shows a father drunk and another scene at the beach that depicts one of the brothers drinking what appears to be a beer inside a brown bag; light smoking; and, strong miscellaneous immorality, with the documentary telling the story of dysfunctional family, specifically the parents, who essentially incarcerated their children in their home throughout their young life.

More Detail:

THE WOLFPACK is a documentary that tells the story of the six Angulo brothers who were locked away from society by their parents, mainly their controlling father, in a poorly maintained apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

The Angulo brothers discover and learn about the mysterious outside world through the many movies in their personal collection. Nicknamed “The Wolfpack,” the siblings spend their entire childhood reenacting their most favorite movies using elaborate, homemade props and costumes. Quentin Tarantino’s violent movies PULP FICTION and RESER-VOIR DOGS seem to be a favorite. Their entire unique world is interrupted when one of the brothers boldly and rebelliously decides to escape and explore the outside world.

THE WOLFPACK is fascinating, compelling and unique. The movie deftly tells the psy-chological, sociological, emotional, and behavioral issues that the six brothers encounter. This helps the movie establish an emotional connection with viewers. Also, the movie’s cinematography is professionally done.

However, THE WOLFPACK has a strong Romantic worldview, with plenty of strong foul language. The movie glorifies the triumph of the human will over adversity. Eventu-ally, the fantasy of reenacting their favorite movies influences the brothers to do the un-thinkable and escape to freedom.

MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution because of THE WOLFPACK’s Romantic worldview and strong foul language.

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