Peanut Butter Falcon

Winner
Audience Award ~ Narrative Feature
South by Southwest
It is lovely, funny, and never condescending.

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The Peanut Butter Falcon

A modern Mark Twainian 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 smalltime 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.
Genre
Adventure
Runtime
97
Language
English
Director
Tyler Nilson
Michael Schwartz
Writer(s)
Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz
Cast
Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen, John Hawkes, Bruce Dern, Jon Bernthal, Thomas Haden Church
Awards:
Winner, Audience Award ~ Narrative Feature, South by Southwest
FEATURED REVIEW
Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times

Shia LaBeouf delivers his most heartfelt performance yet in the Mark Twain-inspired fable “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” written and directed by Tyler Nilson and Mike Schwartz. Nilson and Schwartz conceived of the film while volunteering at an organization for people with disabilities where they met ...

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