“Us three. Us brothers. Us kings, inseparable.”
In We the Animals, three boys tear through their childhood while their young parents’ volatile love life makes and breaks their small family unit many times over. While Manny (Isaiah Kristian) and Joel (Josiah Gabriel) grow into different versions of their loving but unpredictable father (“Looking” star Raúl Castillo), Ma (Sheila Vand) seeks to shelter her youngest, Jonah (Evan Rosado), in the cocoon of home. More sensitive and conscious than his older siblings, Jonah increasingly embraces an imagined world all his own.