Aardvark (2017)

Aardvark (2017)

Released: 2017
Genre: Drama, Genre
Director: Brian Shoaf
Starring: Sheila Vand, Jenny Slate, Zachary Quinto, ,
Run time: 89 min
IMDb: 4.6/10
Country: USA
Views: 129281


Emily Milburton is a therapist who is struggling with personal problems. Things change when she meets her new patient, Josh Norman, who is mentally ill. Josh starts to develop feelings for Emily but things get interesting when Emily falls for Josh’s brother, Craig.
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User Reviews: I went into this with low expectations because of the rating and came out with a big old smile on my face.
There are some slightly fantastical elements to this film because the lead character has mental health issues, one of the main reasons I wanted to see this film. Josh is confused about his reality. And so is the viewer. It sets us in the mind of Josh, smart, vulnerable, but hopeful.
The only awkward moments for me were between his therapist and the brother. It was messy, but that’s the point, right? Life is messy, regardless of who you are.
The film was beautifully shot. The night scenes with Josh especially, and the acting was fantastic. Josh makes a statement towards the end and I screamed. Because why not? At that point I was up for anything.
This film isn’t perfect but it IS thoughtful. It’s all about perspectives and how we don’t all see things the same way, whether it’s a single event, or the world in general, but that doesn’t mean we’re not happy. Josh is a benevolent catalyst for change that leaves you wondering who really needed help the most.
The last minute or so were perfect.

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