The Peanut Butter Falcon

The Peanut Butter Falcon

DVD - 2019
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An adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from a nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler and attending the wrestling school of The Salt Water Redneck, his idol. Through circumstances beyond their control, Tyler, a small-time outlaw on the run, becomes Zak's unlikely coach and ally.

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mko123 Feb 20, 2020

A Down Syndrome teen, stuck living an a nursing home, just wants to get out so he can go to Florida to meet his favorite boxer. A down-on-his luck shrimper, reluctantly at first, lets him tag along. A memorable story that gets to the heart of what family means. Wonderful for all ages.

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NANALANG51
Feb 09, 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and recommend it. It made me think and smile and laugh watching a lifestyle that is not familiar to me. The actors were excellent in their roles and the plot kept me interested from beginning to end. A great movie!

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DHahn
Jan 30, 2020

Really sweet and funny. A solid project.

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jackalopeala
Jan 25, 2020

Just watch & smile. Dakota Johnson, Shia LaBeouf, Thomas Haden Church are all great but Zack Gottsagen carries the movie. Thanks to the writers who made this happen. #chosenfamily 💖

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LibSandi
Jan 13, 2020

Great fresh take on the journey narrative. Heartwarming. Solid acting. Highly recommended.

JCLBrittanyC Jan 10, 2020

Shia LaBeouf is making his come back, and this movie proves it. In this you
follow Zak, a man with Down Syndrome who runs away from his residual
nursing home to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler (WWE
style). At the beginning of Zak’s journey, he meets Tyler, a free spirit outlaw,
who takes him in and becomes his coach and friend. The connection made
between Zak and Tyler is incredible, and leaves your heart feeling so warm.
This film definitely has some Mark Twain vibes to it, so if you are looking for
something that has a bit of classic, old school adventure, definitely give this
one a shot. At the end, I can guarantee you will be smiling!

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graybear1
Jan 08, 2020

Rather like a cross between Huckleberry Finn and Rain Man. We enjoyed it a lot. Has some very good moral messages without being at all preachy. Humor, pathos, friendship, romance... What more could you want in a story. The acting was pretty good too, especially Shia LaBeouf as Tyler.

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1C00lgrannie
Jan 06, 2020

I was very disappointed in this movie after reading all the hyped up reviews. I felt it kept going around in circles accomplishing no purpose or direction. Very fragmented. Not realistic or even just entertaining. I would not recommend!

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rthomas0
Dec 28, 2019

7.7

Cheryl_in_IT Dec 26, 2019

Enjoyed this Mark Twain-ish tale about a Down Syndrome man who is unjustly kept by the state in an elder care facility and longs for freedom and a colorful life as a pro wrestler. It's a good story, with good characters and a quieter pace than I expected. The two main characters were great. There were a few stretches to my suspension of disbelief, but not enough to detract. I was often reminded of O'Brother Where Art Thou in the overall feel and sound.

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Jan 26, 2020

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ArapahoeMaryA Jan 16, 2020

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