comment 0

The Peanut Butter Falcon

The Peanut Butter Falcon is a film about a young man with Downs syndrome (named Zak), housed in a nursing home, who escapes to seek out The Salt Water Redneck, his pro-wrestling idol. Zak wants to enroll in Redneck’s pro-wrestling school and follow in his hero’s footsteps. With a premise like that, this might have been a syropy mess of a movie. Instead, it’s a great little film, tightly written and very well acted.

The Peanut Butter Falcon is way better than this trailer might suggest.

It’s a buddy movie and a rafting down the river Huck Finn kind of movie and it’s all about finding freedom. I was reminded of Mud in parts (did you see that 2012 gem?), and a little of the 2010 remake of True Grit as well. While Peanut Butter Falcon is for sure a feelgood movie, Shia LaBeouf’s excellent rough & ready performance keeps this effort from becoming too saccharine.

Recommended.

Have your say...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s