Adventure - Despite fairly constant language and some
rough wrestling, most parents will find this
warm and inspirational comedy/drama safe for
preteens and above. Fans of Shia LaBeouf and
Dakota Johnson should enjoy. Other
recognizable faces such as Bruce Dern, Thomas
Haden Church, and John Hawkes only have small
PROFANITY: 2 F-words; 30 S-words; 4 GD's; a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Fleeting male rear non-sexual nudity. VIOLENCE: Wrestling with some bloodshed. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco. ACTION: Wrestling; a boat chase. COMEDY: Banter, wisecracks, physical gags.
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good Cliches aside, there's something at work in "The Peanut Butter Falcon," something eccentric and exuberant. Nilson and Schwartz's devotion to the details of Zac's world highlights Gottsagen's funny and intelligent performance, giving the film an authenticity it wouldn't otherwise have.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 50 moviegoers:
GREAT REVIEWS! Everyone either loved it (50% +) or enjoyed it very much. The male and female reviews were very similar. You certainly can't go wrong selecting to see "The Peanut Butter Falcon."
At loose ends since the death his brother, Tyler (LaBeouf) has resorted to
stealing the catch of other
crab fishermen to survive. At the same time, Zak, a young man with Down
syndrome, dreams of life as a
professional wrestler. They both soon find themselves on the lam, as Tyler is
pursued by a pair of angry
fisherman (John Hawkes and Yelawolf), while Zak busts out of his care facility
and hightails it from North
Carolina toward Florida to find the professional wrestling school of his hero,
the Salt Water Redneck
(Thomas Haden Church).
With no money, map or even pants, Zak's plans soon come to a screeching halt,
just like Tyler's
battered fishing boat. A chance meeting sets the pair on a path that introduces
them to a world they never
dreamed existed. Along with Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a conscientious aide from
Zak's residence who
comes to retrieve him, they set sail for a once-in-a-lifetime journey on a
makeshift raft through an unfamiliar
and extraordinary landscape.