My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2016)

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My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea: Directed by Dash Shaw. With Jason Schwartzman, Reggie Watts, Adam Lustick, Alex Karpovsky. An earthquake causes a high school to float into the sea, where it slowly sinks like a shipwreck.

“u0026#39;MY ENTIRE HIGH SCHOOL SINKING INTO THE SEAu0026#39;: Two and a Half Stars (Out of Five)u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAn animated teen comedy about a group of high school kids trying to survive a disaster in which their entire high school sinks into the sea. The film stars the voice talents of Jason Schwartzman, Reggie Watts, Maya Rudolph, Lena Dunham and Susan Sarandon. It was written, co-produced and directed by Dash Shaw. The movie runs just 75 minutes long, and it was released in indie theaters by GKIDS. Itu0026#39;s somewhat creative, and funny, but itu0026#39;s also mostly a mess.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eDash (Schwartzman, whou0026#39;s character is obviously named after the director) and Assaf (Watts) are two sophomore outcasts at Tides High School. Theyu0026#39;re also a writing team for the school paper. When their friend Verti (Rudolph), whou0026#39;s also their editor, assigns Assaf a solo writing assignment, Dash becomes extremely jealous and mad. Dash then gets into trouble, for writing a smear article about Assaf, and while heu0026#39;s trying to steal a negative record on himself, he learns that the school might sink into the sea if an earthquake were to happen. The other students donu0026#39;t believe him though, due to the fact that heu0026#39;s so unpopular, but when an earthquake does strike, Dash finally has the chance to prove himself.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe movie is bizarrely creative and quirky. It also has some pretty decent social commentary on high school life, and itu0026#39;s funny at times. The animation definitely leaves something to be desired though (even though itu0026#39;s somewhat creative and strange); and even at just a 75 minute running length, the movie feels way too long. Not only is the film mostly not funny, but itu0026#39;s also boring a lot of the time. It kind of feels like a much darker, twisted and more violent Charlie Brown episode (stretched into an entire movie), but thatu0026#39;s giving it way too much credit. Itu0026#39;s too much of a mess to praise it for any of itu0026#39;s qualities actually.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eWatch our movie review show u0026#39;MOVIE TALKu0026#39; at: https://vimeo.com/217879519”

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