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The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)



Critic Consensus: A feelgood adventure brought to life by outstanding performances, The Peanut Butter Falcon finds rich modern resonance in classic American fiction.

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A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak's unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak's return, to join them on their journey.

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The Peanut Butter Falcon is a sweet, tender and joyful portrayal of an unlikely friendship, and it won't fail to charm.

February 27, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

What follows could be a bit corny. Indeed it is a bit corny, and that is part of its charm. Life is a bit corny too.

January 31, 2020 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

As calculated as the film might be, it's hard to dislike. And while Nilson and Schwartz use Gottsagen's sincerity as a guarantee of their own good intentions, this never feels as exploitative as it might have.

January 29, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

You know where you are, you can feel the location...really atmospheric with a lovely story.

October 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Perhaps against the odds, this shambling buddy movie really works.

October 20, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Like a Disney family drama from TV times past, this feelgood road movie is so homely, so warm and fuzzy, and so darn wholesome that it's almost too much.

October 18, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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