[中评] 《我们,动物/We the Animals》:一个拉丁裔小男孩的童年

本帖最后由 chinesejoe 于 2019-2-7 10:02 编辑

电影改编自Justin Torres的半自传小说《 We the Animals》。但从imdb翻译过来的豆瓣简介却驴唇不对马嘴。
维基对剧情是这么介绍的基本靠谱:The young, unnamed narrator, a boy, grows up in a tight-knit family with two older brothers, Manny and Joel. His parents, who were teenagers when the boys were conceived and married, have an abusive unhappy marriage but still feel love for each other.

In a series of vignettes, the narrator describes how his parents struggle to keep the family afloat and how his father and eventually his brothers, are abusive towards his mother who is deeply unhappy and longs for a better life.

As the narrator grows up he senses a difference between himself and his brothers which is partially caused by his love of literature and is partially caused by the fact that he is gay. After his parents discover his journal which is filled with erotic imaginings and fantasies the narrator lashes out violently attacking his parents and siblings after which he is taken to a mental institution and he loses contact with his family.
主线上看:是从一个家里的老三,最小的儿子看父母、二个哥哥和纽约贫民窟布鲁克林的郊区生活。他自己经常写日记并配图,记录自己内心的感受。最后他从邻居小哥哥那里的色情录像带中受到启迪,发现自己是个gay。

父母:父亲本身并没有做错什么。他和一个波多黎各白人女性在十几岁未婚先孕,先手生了三个孩子。从青少年的性行为来说,后来三个小男孩在社会中接触到的烟酒和色情,也许反映出了那个阶层的问题。贫困、失业,受压迫,因为生计父母不断争吵,让孩子们不知所措。父亲非常善于安慰妻子和孩子,他在几次家庭冲突中,都是先稳定住对方情绪,让不安的妻子和孩子重新恢复平静度过危机。尤其是对小儿子的性向,他和全家并没有表现出太多的排斥,这点让东方人羡慕。在教妻子游泳时,妻子因恐惧回家后和丈夫大闹,丈夫离开家后不断往家里打电话,但妻子始终不接。谈及母亲,她在碰到困难时,失控的非常严重。

两个哥哥:三个兄弟间的感情还是不错的。但周围环境的贫瘠,让两个哥哥熏染上了不良习气,如抽烟喝酒和暴力,这些不是从父亲身上学的,父母都没有什么不良习气。而且孩子们因不满而打父亲的时候,父亲都忍着,这些都是父爱的表现。但迫于失业的压力,父亲也没法给孩子们创造更好的生活条件。

小儿子:是片子的主角。写日记和画画是他从周围紧张的关系中脱离的一种方法,他的充满童真的漫画,是影片的灵魂,记述了他成长的感受和过程。这也是他长大后成为一名作家的和这部电影诞生的源头。他似乎比两个哥哥文明的多,也许因此摆脱了贫民窟的生活。在发现自己性向的过程中,虽然是一个人前行,他并没有受到太多的困扰,周围的人给了他很多的接纳和支持。

影片开始看着平淡,但最后让观众可以感受到成长的感动,尤其是对于一个同志来说,这个平静、魔幻甚至是平静落地的过程,甚至让人有些羡慕。

解说的很好啊

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奇怪,英文的内容与中文的解释可以认为是完全不同的两部电影。

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没看过,期待。

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