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The Peanut Butter Falcon

Rated Parental Guidance

(Coarse Language, Violence) 97 minutes

Dir: Tyler Nilson/Mike Schwartz,, US, 2019
Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, John Hawkes, Bruce Dern

South by Southwest Film Festival Winner, Audience Award; Heartland Film Festival Winner, Truly Moving Picture Award

“The Peanut Butter Falcon is a refreshingly sincere, unexpectedly funny raft-trip movie set in a contemporary ode to Mark Twain’s south. Instead of Huck and Jim, our mismatched traveling companions are newcomer Zack Gottsagen - a fictional orphan with real-life Down syndrome - and Shia LaBoeuf... Like Twain, this film takes a lighthearted, satirical stance against entrenched attitudes. The directors, Gottsagen and LaBoeuf keep their film down-to-earth without preaching, delivering an unapologetically sunny comedy, rich with laughter and full of heart... Gottsagen plays Zak, an escapee from an old folks home who dreams of pro-wrestling. His foil is LaBoeuf’s Tyler, a petty thief with a murky backstory, on the run from redneck rivals. Their third wheel is Dakota Johnson’s Eleanor, Zak’s former aide, doggedly chasing her patient into the bayou. As their journey gathers steam, their camaraderie - and the film - ignite... The Peanut Butter Falcon is sweet, unpretentious and unexpectedly profound... without entering cornball, groan-zone territory. Logically a fantasy but emotionally realistic, this deep-south parable dares you to believe: in both Zak’s untapped potential, and the validity of your own wildest dreams. Idiosyncratic and honest to a fault, this surprisingly inspiring odyssey transforms indie clichés into wisdom and social misfits into undeniable heroes.” - Dylan Kai Dempsey,