The Peanut Butter Falcon
CAST: Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen DIRECTOR: Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz
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.
The film is a sweet, funny and heartfelt look at friendship and strength.Samantha Incorvaia, Arizona Republic
This is exactly the kind of movie we need right now.Frank Wilkins, Reel Reviews
Endlessly charming thanks to the terrific chemistry between LaBeouf and Gottsagen, a bonafide find by the writing-directing team of Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz.Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger