Commentary #34 – The Animal Room (1995)


In 1995, a terrifying vision of a possible dystopian future was unleashed into cinemas (or, more likely, a limited number of  Blockbuster Video stores). In this impossible-to-imagine yet almost-frighteningly-real world, troublesome students who can’t decide whether they want to be moody goths or lunkheaded stoners are banished to the Animal Room; where they are allowed to be total dicks to Neil Patrick Harris. Because that will rehabilitate them. Or something. Any way you look at it, Matthew Lillard is all up in NPH’s grill.

What makes this movie so special is the presence of a fresh-faced Gabriel Olds as NPH’s only friend. This is important as Mr. Olds is a close personal friend of the Film Pigs and has joined this commentary for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this psychological thriller. Except that he can’t remember much and mostly just eats snacks while we make fun of his hair.

Don’t be tardy to the party.

NOTE: The Animal Room is currently available on Netflix Watch Instantly for those of you in the U.S. and possibly Canada.

TO SYNC WITH MOVIE: start this commentary 10 seconds after starting movie (chapter 1 for DVD/BD).

5 thoughts on “Commentary #34 – The Animal Room (1995)”

  1. That’s the coolest thing! You’ve had some awesome special guests in your commentaries, but Gabriel Olds, one of the stars of the picture? That’s the best one yet. 🙂 I can’t wait to listen to the whole thing.

  2. Yesterday, I woke up and you guys gave me the news of Nielsen’s death.

    Today, I woke up and there’s a commentary. Today’s gift on the Advent Calendar is a lot better. More like this!

    1. Hey, Akito.

      I was wondering just the other day about the Adudathuda boys. I miss the Blasts and just wanted to try and get in touch with Walsho and find out how everyone’s going.

  3. FYI: on your clit confusion.

    “If you can’t resort to direct clitoral stimulation, you should masterbate more, and fuck women less. Because they deserve better than you.”

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