The Peanut Butter Falcon Review


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Hey Lovelies, 

Feature films don’t always have to have huge premieres or massive amounts of money spent on them to be a joy. In fact, lots of them don’t have these. For, The Peanut Butter Falcon, the film was kept quite quiet. Even though it had its UK premiere at the London Film Festival last year. Yet, it still manages to make a huge impact on all who watch it. Something that makes the release of the film on DVD, Blu-ray and digitally today even more special.

Filled with feel-good features, the film captures the heart-warming moments that friendship, forgiveness and the true bonds between people can bring. Dakota Johnson and Shia LaBeouf lead the way, as LaBeouf’s plays Tyler, an outlaw who turns into a coach for a young man with down syndrome.

After escaping his care home, Zak (Zack Gottsagen) seeks refuge on Tyler’s boat, where the pair soon become close after Tyler agrees to help him train as a wrestler. Along the way, the pair are joined by Johnson’s care worker figure, who whilst worrying about them wants to see if their dreams can come true.

In a world filled with darkness, this light-hearted feature, makes you see how the people in your life can truly make all the difference. When wanting to achieve something all the characters work hard to get it. Any darkness that the film features is played off-screen. A clever turn from the scriptwriters, who could have used it to play or steer the film into a more dramatic feature.

That is where the motivation comes from that some features lack. All helped by the fact that Johnson, Gottsagen and LaBeouf all give stand out performances showcasing their endless acting skills. Something that makes the fact that the film was kept so quiet upon release so sad. The work they do should have been celebrated more.

For a feature that topped many top 10 lists and provides a beautiful arrangement of performance, The Peanut Butter Falcon is the film that you didn’t know you needed. In a world that can be so tough, this feature will help to get you through any bad day. If you don’t believe me, the 96% Rotten Tomatoes' rating is also proof.

4 Stars

Joey X

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