The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
From the producers of Little Miss Sunshine comes The Peanut Butter Falcon; a modern, Mark Twain-esque, feel-good adventure.
The Peanut Butter Falcon tells the story of Zak (newcomer 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 and convince Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey.
From writer/director duo Tyler Nilson and Michael Shwartz the film also stars
Jon Bernthal (Baby Driver), Thomas Hayden Church (Sideways), Bruce Dern (Nebraska), John Hawkes (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) and introduces Zack Gottsagen as Zak.
“Shia LaBeouf and Zack Gottsagen are a dream double act in this unlikely buddy movie” – The Guardian ★★★★
“This is LaBeouf at his best, stripped down to his bare elements and bookended by two luminous performances from Gottsagen and Johnson” – EMPIRE ★★★★