Home / Entertainment / REVIEW: “PEANUT BUTTER FALCON” (2019) ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

REVIEW: “PEANUT BUTTER FALCON” (2019) ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

I’m a big believer in second chances when it comes to actors who have fallen by the wayside. Shia LeBeouf (Tyler) is one of them I would like to see do well again because the guy can act..and act here he does. Right along with someone who is genuinely trying to make people take her seriously as an actress, Dakota Johnson (Eleanor). Both are going about it in the right way with some good lead roles in indies.

This sweet little gem of a film “Peanut Butter Falcon also boasts a few heavy hitter co-stars in Bruce Dern and Thomas Haden Church . But the biggest star of all is  Zack Gottsagen who plays Zak, a young man with downs syndrome who is stuck living in an old folks home, and just wants to escape, meet his wrestling idol ‘The Salt Water Redneck‘ take lessons from him and live life.

The film takes us on a fun, Mark Twain like journey with humor and friendship showing their true colours. In between the main story line is the back-end which tells why Tyler is needing something in his life told in flashbacks pictures with his brother Mark (Jon Berenthal), and what messing with Duncan (John Hawkes) crab-trapping livelihood down in the bayou, where the rules are most definitely different.

While it might be predictable as you know where the relationships between Tyler, Eleanor and Zak are all heading, again it’s the journey that makes it sweet, funny and very charming. If you get a chance to catch this limited release, do so as it is money well spent.

Grade: B-

Follow me on twitter: @pegsatthemovies and Instgram: peggyatthemovies

Media Review Screening: Tuesday, August 6, 2019 ~ Courtesy of LAFTV Film Group

‘THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON’ HITS THEATERS IN LIMITED RELEASE FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2019

About Peggy Marie

Just a girl from Los Angeles who loves tacos/beach/movies Writer/reviewer of current films - peggyatthemovies.com Staff Writer: @ventsmagazine @CC2Konline Member: #FilmIndependent & @theOAFFC #SpiritAwards voter

Check Also

More than two hundred celebrities have signed a letter to the Latinx community

Reportedly more than two hundred of Latinx activists, music artists, and civil rights representatives have …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.