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The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

Director:
Tyler Nilson
Michael Schwartz
COUNTRY
United States
Genre
Drama
NORWEGIAN TITLE
The Peanut Butter Falcon

RUNNING TIME
98 minutes

Producer:
Albert Berger
Christopher Lemole
Lije Sarki
David Thies
Ron Yerxa
Tim Zajaros
Screenwriter:
Tyler Nilson
Michael Schwartz


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Tyler Shia LaBeouf
Zak Zack Gottsagen
Eleanor Dakota Johnson
Duncan John Hawkes
Carl Bruce Dern
Mark Jon Bernthal -
Clint / Salt Water Redneck Thomas Haden Church
Ratboy Yelawolf -
Jacob Mick Foley -
Sam

Jake "The Snake" Roberts

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Review

Zack Gottsagen plays Zak, a young man with Down syndrome who desperately wants to get out of the retirement home he is living in and go look for his big hero: professional wrestler Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). Shia LaBeouf is a young fisherman named Tyler whose personal tragedy a few years earlier has left him disillusioned and apathetic. As Zak escapes, he stumbles onto Tyler's boat just as the fisherman sets fire to a rivalling crabber's equipment. And soon the two are unlikely fugitives on the run together. This is a cute little indie film with its enormously big heart in the right place. The plot is a little too conspicuous, and the story is so sweet it hurts, but the friendship between Gottsagen and LeBeouf rings true in all its absurdity, and all the players appear to fit into their various misfortunate situations. The film is like a pamphlet for North Carolinian problems, most of which the filmmakers claim can be alleviated with some good ol' human warmth. The ending is preposterous and wonderful at the same time, which is some achievement in itself. Kudos to Mr. Gottsagen for a fine acting performance.

Copyright 28.07.2020 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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