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What can I say about The Peanut Butter Falcon? A lot. If you’ve read Mom Knows It All for a while then you know I have a 20-year old son with Down syndrome. That put this movie on the top of my lit of movies to watch. As soon as I got the chance, I headed to the local movie theater with my 23-year old. I laughed. I cried. I came out of there wanting to see the movie again immediately. Since it’s become one of my favorite movies. This movie is a feel good movie. It gives a quick view into some of the things people with Down syndrome face in society. It gives us something we don’t see often, a person with Down syndrome in a leading role in a film. The movie is definitely a feel-good movie. The bond between Zack Gottsagen and Shia LaBeouf seems so natural, as does the passion in his voice at certain points of the movie. This movie would be a great gift for anyone who enjoys a plain-old feel-good movie.
- Language: English
- Number of discs: 1
- Feature Run Time: 97 Minutes
- Rating: PG-13 for thematic content, language throughout, some violence and smoking.
- Studio: Lions Gate
- Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: November 12, 2019
- ASIN: B07Y9BGNSP
- Purchase on Amazon
A modern Mark Twain style adventure story, THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON tells the story of Zak (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 (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 (Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey.
Emmy® winner Shia LaBeouf (Transformers franchise, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) stars alongside Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, Suspiria, The Social Network) in “the sweetest darn film of the decade” (Film Inquiry). The Rotten Tomatoes Certified Fresh™ film, about a young man with Down syndrome who dreams of becoming a professional wrestler, also stars Oscar® nominee John Hawkes (2010, Best Supporting Actor, Winter’s Bone), Zack Gottsagen (Bulletproof), Oscar® nominee and Emmy® winner Thomas Haden Church (2004, Best Supporting Actor, Sideways), and Oscar® nominee Bruce Dern (2013, Best Actor, Nebraska.) From the producers of Little Miss Sunshine, The Peanut Butter Falcon is “full of heart and packed with humor” (Jeremy Dick, MovieWeb).
BLU-RAY / DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
“Zack’s Story: The Making of Peanut Butter Falcon” Featurette
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