The Peanut Butter Falcon (12A)
Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of meeting his wrestling hero, The Salt Water Redneck. On the road he falls in with Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a troubled local youth who becomes Zak’s unlikely friend and ally. Between them, they convince Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), the nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their quest.
The Peanut Butter Falcon is a beautifully observed, utterly charming film overflowing with authentic, feel-good emotion.
US 2019 – Directed by Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz with Zack Gottsagen, Shia LeBeouf and Dakota Johnson – 97 min
LaBeouf at his best, with two luminous performances from Gottsagen and Johnson – EMPIRE
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