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61 Ratings

My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea

Directed by Dash Shaw
United States, 2016
Animation, Comedy, Drama


It’s the second year at Tides High for best friends and school-paper colleagues Dash and Assaf, and they’re optimistic that things will be different. But once inside the four walls of the precariously located school (it’s perched right next to the sea), things soon go downhill.

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My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea Directed by Dash Shaw
The movie is enlivened by the unlikely casting of actors such as Susan Sarandon, Maya Rudolph, and Reggie Watts in parts we aren’t used to hearing their voices in. The film is energized not only by the humorously melodramatic plot, but by Shaw’s thoughtful drawings.
April 25, 2017
Hilariously outrageous and aesthetically dazzling, it’s movie heaven for… the insecure heroes, the jealous third-wheels, the redeemed bullies, the ones with a morbid sense of humor, acne survivors, those who can’t have meaningful conversations at parties, the deadpan comedians, the unorthodox artists, awkward romantics, popular girls with no friends, nerds who turned their passion into careers and all of us who were adrift teenagers trying to find a safe shore as adults.
April 14, 2017
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After a wave of Young Adult films that wear their vulnerability and sensitivity on their sleeves or, worse, their doomed heroines’ oxygen tanks (I’m looking at you, The Fault Is in Our Stars and If I Stay), My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea operates on regular moviegoers like spinach does on Popeye: its witty heartlessness activates a muscular sense of irony.
April 13, 2017
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