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THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON

Rated: R

Release Date: August 23, 2019

Director: Tyler Nilson, Mike Schwartz

Stars: Zack Gottsagen, Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson

Plot: Two people running away from their past travel together to try to find the place where one of their dreams can come true

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Clint Says: Drop everything and see this in theaters now

 

 

This film has a great chance to be the feel good movie of the year. It is so simple, but it is absolutely beautiful in its simplicity. I kept on catching myself with a big, stupid grin on my face as the story unfolded. And when it came to an end it left me wanting so much more. 

 

It's hard to believe that a movie about a couple of misfits in love with back-woods wrestling could make for one of the great films of the year, but it is true. This film is superb.

 

I'm not the biggest Shia LaBeouf fan, most of his work I find rather annoying, even though I appreciate the fact that he is always pushing the edge of acting into new and interesting places. However, he give a masterful performance in this film that is a joy to watch from beginning to end. 

 

LaBeouf is fantastic, but it is Zack Gottsagen who completely steals the show. His performance is so endearing, so real, and so raw that you feel like you are right there with him every step of the journey. His comedic timing and his sense of drama draw the audience in to the point where you can truly feel his joy and his pain. 

 

This is one of those films that will have you cheering hard for the heroes, laughing at the craziness, and crying through the heartache. It is a wonderful, powerful, and emotional film that should be on your list to see as soon as possible.

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