Review: The Peanut Butter Falcon
Blu-ray, DVD & Digital: The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
Thankfully The Peanut Butter Falcon only has a few small hokey hiccups, but it is overwhelmingly a feel-good movie…emphasis on GOOD.
I like Shia LeBeouf. He may end up as the next Nic Cage (bonkers but brilliant) but I do think as he’s matured he’s learnt to rein himself in, and here he gives an outstanding performance as troubled Tyler; pissed off and punishing the local hardmen when he should really be begging them for forgiveness.
He meets up with Zak (Zack Gottsagen): a downs syndrome man who lives in an old peoples home. Zak is on the run from the home after watching an old video of the ‘Salt Water Redneck’ who has a wrestling school in Florida, and wants to go there and be a wrestler.
It’s all a bit Huckleberry Finn with meandering rivers and bonding over peanut butter, and is beautiful to look at. Lebeouf’s acting is so naturalistic that at times I felt I was watching a home movie. The only aforementioned ‘hiccup’ is Dakota Johnson, who although pretty to look at, isn’t really needed to tell the story of 2 men, both disabled in different ways, just living. She rocks up and it’s all fluttering eyes and “can I have your phone number”.
Despite this I really liked the film, and loved the central and very natural relationship between the 2 leads which seemed more genuine than forced.
Another plus note is that Jake the Snake is in it as a heel. Booo! Hissss!
Review by Tina from a disc kindly supplied by Signature Entertainment.
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