It teeters near being too saccharine but brilliant central performances and an undeniable feel-good factor make the peanut butter falcon a small delight of a film. It's Shia LeBouf's best role and work in years and he expertly shows us the mind state of a guilt ridden, bitter but ultimately caring man. Zack Gottsagan is wonderful as Zack and the movie impressively refuses to condescend him throughout giving him a well rounded, likeable character arc. It can be really heartwarming at times and I especially enjoyed some of the montage moments between Zack and Tyler. It's a small victory, very enjoyable.
5 of 5 stars
This only goes to show Shia is finally king of the indie films. Time and Time again from Charlie countryman to American honey this guy is so underrated. To top it off his acting in honey boy is nothing short of Oscar worthy.
3 of 5 stars
Didn't like the ending too much ....over too fast! It was a good story but could have been done better. We loved Zach...He was a trip...What's rule 1?..."Party". All in all it was a good movie but not the best I've seen.
5 of 5 stars
A real feel good movie.
4 of 5 stars
Great feel good movie. Id recommend it to anyone. Wouldve given it 5 stars but it just felt like it needed something more. Worth seeing though.
5 of 5 stars
This is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time, it made me smile, cheer silently and made me a part of the journey <3
5 of 5 stars
One of the best movies I have seen in a really long time. Great story, great acting, and the movie does a wonderful job of capturing life in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Well done! More like this please!
3.5 of 5 stars
A charming, easy movie that it is very difficult, if not impossible, to dislike, but it is also very difficult, if not impossible, to put in the list of films that made an impression.
5 of 5 stars
The Peanut Butter Falcon was written and directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz, and stars Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson and Zack Gottsagen.
The movie tells the story of Zac, played by Gottsagen, who runs from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true, in his journey he meets Tyler, played by LaBeouf, who's also running from people who wants him dead.. their road combines with Eleanor's, the nice nursing home employee who's looking for Zac to bring him back home.
I watched this movie knowing nothing but the cast, I only heard of it once or twice, but I didn't know anything about the story, I didn't even watch the trailer for this movie... And I'm so happy to say this: This movie is a blast from start to finish, I had the time of my life watching this movie, it just put a smile on my face during the whole runtime!
The Peanut Butter Falcon discusses some serious actual problems, how simple things we do can effect a guy with a Down syndrome, even if we don't say "that word" it still hurts, our action, the way we deal with them.. our look at them, simple things we might NOT even care of! The movie even has a scene of LaBeouf and Johnson while Labeouf is telling her how her actions were looking like, how she was offending Zac, even though she didn't even call him "that".. the movie discusses that in a beautiful and a deep way, in so many different ways.
The movie also discusses other things about dreams and how we choose to achieve them, even though in some scenes it lost realism, it lost it to show us that we tell ourselves that that is impossible, and I won't achieve that because of whatever I might think my problems are, it lost it on purpose to show the audience that nothing is impossible! There's a scene where The Salt Water Redneck, played by Thomas Haden Church, was talking to Zac about a move he used to do, and how it was fake because it wasn't possible, but it was Zac's dream to learn how to do.. I don't want to spoil anything, but later on we get to know that it's possible, though in real life it's really not that easy to do all of a sudden, but the movie does that in a way that it's beautiful and relatable, more than an illogic thing! That being said because I saw people nitpicking this as a flaw, and I think it's because they didn't get what the movie was trying the say at the end, they didn't get the movie at all, because the movie didn't go in a cliched way to say "hey, nothing is impossible", it chose some kind of a fantasy to show that, and for me that was a good and creative way to show it!
What makes this movie really works is the cast, everyone was outstanding in this movie, especially LaBeouf, he gave us his best performance ever, it's one of the best performances of the year, he was funny, emotional and lovable at times, his character also has a great backstory that was shown in a beautifully shot way! Gottsagen is also amazing in this movie, it's his first movie, but he's so talented, he also was funny, emotional, deep, adorable and lovable too, he makes you feel for him, and routing for him in his journey, and wanting him to succeed on his mission, and that isn't an easy thing to do in your first movie ever, but Gottsagen did that amazingly and with so much talent! Dakota Johnson also gave us one of her -if not the- best performance, her character has also one of these scenes where she tells LaBeouf how her job is hard, and how she feels about it, but even though she keeps doing that... Though she's rich, was mentioned in one scene, and graduated from a very good and expensive university, she still wants to do that job instead of working at well-known companies and getting well-paid, that could also be inspiring, to do whatever you want, no matter how much you get paid, or whoever your family is, you just follow your heart and you'd do great stuff at what you love, that's also mentioned in a scene where Zac was telling Tyler how he loves Eleanor, and how she's great at her job.
This movie is also beautifully shot, Nilson and Schwartz did a great job capturing the countryside, with deep impact, and amazing cinematography! Each scene was so amazing, and it's so good to see and pick those messages -because this movie has plenty of messages- without making characters saying much about them, or making them obvious, that made the movie very impressive and interesting!
It's hard to be nitpicky on a movie like this, because the only thing I was gonna say as a flaw the movie turns out to have something deeper than what it was giving us, and that is the lack of realism during some parts of the movie, but it turned out to be something way more beautiful than what I could actually think of!
The Peanut Butter Falcon is a beautiful movie, well-shot and has one of the best performances of the year by its 3 leads, with amazing messages at the end to get out with, this is definitely one of the best movie of this year!
The Peanut Butter Falcon of course gets an A+! It's the third movie this year that I give an A+ to, 2019 is such a great year for movies, and I'm so happy about that.
The Peanut Butter Falcon, a must-see guys, if you missed it in theaters, it's now on BluRay everywhere, hurry up and get your copy, it's definitely worth your time, because it's really sad to see a movie that great, and that there's no one talking about it and everyone is just talking about movies like Avengers: Endgame or Shazam! and leaving such masterpieces like that, because trust me, there're so many movie like that and you just don't care anymore, because of the over-advertising of the high budget movies!
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4.5 of 5 stars
This film pushed me into areas I was not comfortable with. It forced me to consider things that normal social contracts never ask. Watch it. Watch it change you.