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Do Donkeys Act? (2017)

Donkeys inhabit and communicate with each other - and the filmmakers - in a Sanctuary.

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Not what I expected
14 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

I have to agree with the review of ofumalow, yet unlike ofumalow I watched the whole film and no, it doesn't get much better. This film wasn't what I had in mind when I thought about a documentary that deals with donkeys at a rescue center. I, personally, really wished to hear from the people in the rescue center about their work there and about the donkeys. Now, I can live with the fact that this movie doesn't do it, but why this horrible narration in the background? it was unbearable. I saw quite few people just leaving the theater after a while. This movie had a potential, but it doesn't live up to its potential, mostly because of this narration. As ofumalow said, it just sounds like some bad poetry. I couldn't believe someone actually wrote all of that and I couldn't also find a reason why. It almost feels like someone wrote poets about donkeys and just looked for an excuse to use them somewhere,and voila this film. I like donkeys and I wished to see a documentary about them, but instead I felt more like I'm in some literature class (and not such a good one either). Just get rid of this narration and you'd already do a lot of grace to this film.


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