Nov 25th, 2021
If you've always hoped to see a combination of Shia LaBeouf and backyard wrestling with a Huckleberry Finn framework, The Peanut Butter Falcon is your answer.
This debut by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz (who both wrote and directed) has such a huge heart. Their film is compassionate and loves all its quirky characters, including real-life wrestlers Jake Roberts and Mick Foley. As far as the leading characters go, Dakota Johnson is warm and charming in one of her best performances, but it's the chemistry between LaBeouf and newcomer Zack Gottsagen that makes the movie work.
Okay, so what about that ending? Is it real? Is it fantasy? Something else? We discuss. So run away from retribution, launch a raft, eat some peanut butter and practice your wrestling moves as you listen to us heap praise on this delightful indie hit.
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