The Peanut Butter Falcon

The Peanut Butter Falcon - The GBY

I apologize for coming late to this party.  A couple of people recommended this movie to us before we went to TIFF.  We finally saw it this weekend and loved it.  The Peanut Butter Falcon is an original story with a charming cast.  It won the Narrative Spotlight Audience Award at SXSW 2019.  I never thought much of Shia LaBoeuf (Honey Boy) when he first came on the scene but he is quite appealing as an adult.   Zach Gottsagen is delightful and does an excellent job in this pivotal role.  Dakota Johnson (Bad Times at the El Royale) is doing a good job of getting out from under the Fifty Shades franchise.  Thomas Haden Church and Bruce Dern (Chappaquiddick) are the icing on the cake.  If you have time, see this movie before it leaves the theaters.  They need to make more movies like this.

Our Review for “The Peanut Butter Falcon”

4.5 Cupcakes Rating - The GBY

Official Trailer for “The Peanut Butter Falcon”:

Official Synopsis:

The Peanut Butter Falcon is an adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak (22), a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from the nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler by attending the wrestling school The Salt Water Redneck. Through circumstances beyond their control Tyler (32), a small-time outlaw on the run, becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (28), a kind nursing home employee with a story of her own, to join them on their journey.

“The Peanut Butter Falcon” Q&A SXSW 2019


Principal Cast Shia LeBoeuf, Dakota Johnson, Zach Gottsagen, Bruce Dern, Thomas Haden Church
Director Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz
Screenwriter Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz
Cinematographer Nigel Bluck
Editor Nat Fuller, Kevin Tent
 Production Companies Armory Films, Lucky Treehouse, Bona Fide Productions, Endeavor Content
Run Time 97 minutes
Genre Adventure , Comedy, Drama
Premier SXSW 2019

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