Corporate Animals

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  • R
  • 2019
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 4.5  (4,024)
  • 31

Corporate Animals is a dark comedy film released in 2019, starring a star-studded cast of actors including Demi Moore, Jessica Williams, and Ed Helms. The movie is directed by Patrick Brice and written by Sam Bain. The plot follows the story of a group of employees from a company called Incredible Edibles, a small company owned by Lucy (Demi Moore) which specializes in edible cutlery. The team sets off on a team-building weekend in New Mexico, but things take a turn for the worse when they get trapped in a cave system in New Mexico. This results in a lot of tension between the team members, which only worsens as their situation deteriorates.

The movie starts off with Lucy addressing her team of employees, reminding them of the purpose of the company's upcoming team building excursion. She proclaims that they will return stronger and more productive, and this sets the stage for the events that follow. The team sets off for New Mexico, and it's clear from the beginning that team morale isn't high. However, they brush this off and attempt to make the best of a bad situation. The initial optimism dissolves quickly, however, when the group gets trapped in a cave during a hike.

As they try to find a way out, the team members turn on each other, and their personalities start to clash in more visible and humorous ways. There's Jess (Jessica Williams) who is constantly exasperated with her colleagues and constantly losing patience, while Freddie (Karan Soni) tries his best to remain positive and crack lame jokes to lighten the mood. Then there's the slightly awkward but well-meaning Brandon (Ed Helms), who is hopelessly in love with Lucy, and resentful of Eric (Isiah Whitlock Jr.), who is the only one who seems to have a semblance of leadership qualities.

As they remain trapped, they start to endure the physical and mental stresses of their ordeal. They are running low on food and water, and their faith in each other starts to wane. The tension comes to a head at various points, and the conflicts take on a fun and amusing quality. For instance, when they do finally find a way out, a collapsed rock blocks their path, and the team must work together to move it. Each person's fear and quirkiness are exposed during the endeavor, and their response to the task at hand is both entertaining and mildly alarming.

Despite the dire circumstances, the movie maintains a light tone, with witty dialogue and clever sets. The cinematography is noteworthy as well, with some breathtaking shots of the New Mexico wilderness. There are some scenes that may be hard to watch for those with a sensitivity to gore or violence, but on the whole, the film is more amusing than horrifying. In many ways, it follows the conventions of the "cabin in the woods" type of horror movie, while subverting them in others.

The performances of the cast are outstanding, with each actor bringing their own unique brand of humor and drama to the movie. Demi Moore, in particular, is a standout performer, playing the role of Lucy with a level of vulnerability and desperation that's more complicated than it initially appears. Jessica Williams is also noteworthy, playing Jess with a sense of exasperation and resignation that will be familiar to anyone who has worked in an office environment.

In conclusion, Corporate Animals is an entertaining, dark comedy that will appeal to fans of the genre, as well as anyone who enjoys a good laugh. The movie showcases the comedic talents of its cast, while also exploring the dark side of human nature when people are pushed to their limits. The pace is fast, and the setting is appropriately claustrophobic, which makes for an enjoyable viewing experience overall. While it's not going to win any awards for originality, it's a great heartwarming and occasionally absurd way to spend 86 minutes.

Corporate Animals is a 2019 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.5 and a MetaScore of 31.

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