Yearbook

An Official Sundance Selection.
I’ll start with a spoiler: animated film about a man forced to keep a secret from his family for seventeen years: an alien missile will destroy the earth, but our protagonist has been chosen (for his work ethic and discreetness) to write the history of Earth to take on the space station that will preserve the world’s cultural heritage. Then, due to file size, he’s forced to make changes to the world’s cultural heritage.

Great premise, average execution. There’s a running joke about the man’s wife’s inability to prepare catfish. Nobody, faced with a series of fish-cooking failures, would keep going down that path, and if the her or she did, they wouldn’t continue to fail.

The animation is limited to a few repeated scenes, and what’s there is good, but it’s not exciting.