American Animals is a 2018 film directed by Bart Layton. The film involves a heist committed by four college students. The narrative displayed in the movie is rooted in a true story about four college students who planned to commit a daring heist in the school library. The story alternates between reality and fiction making its conception comprehensible. The protagonist, Spencer Reinhard, has just joined Transylvania University in Kentucky where he studies art. During one of his many studies in the library, he comes across the rare book by John James Audubon, Birds of America.
Every college student longs for a good life. Therefore, when Spencer sees an opportunity, he plans to seize it immediately. Spencer approaches an obstinate student by the name of Warren Lipka to plan on stealing the priceless book. The hypothesis of the plan seems simple but executing it, is very difficult. However, the boys seem blindsided by the wealth they will acquire once their plan goes through. Eventually, Warren and Spencer decide to include Chas Allen and Eric Borsuk. The four young men want to carry out a heist that corresponds to the ones they watch in cinemas.
Blending reality with drama gives viewers an insight into humor, authenticity, and reliability. The misguided attempt to achieve success never materializes. The boys want an easy life but they find themselves behind bars. The daring move to get away with priceless books lands them in jail. The prospect of easy money makes the students forget about the risks of such attempts. The film is a moral lesson to every college student who may want to involve themselves in greed for wealth.
This true story is a testament to the risks of making bad decisions. It is a cautionary tale of what can happen when young people make decisions without considering the consequences. As the film progresses, it becomes increasingly clear that the students' ambitions far exceeded their capabilities. The group of four students, Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Chas Allen, and Eric Borsuk, were ultimately unable to evade the consequences of their ill-conceived plan. The consequences of their actions were severe and included jail sentences, damaged reputations, and financial losses. The film serves as a reminder that crime does not pay, and that it is important for young people to consider the consequences of their decisions before acting.