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American Honey (2016)

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A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.

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Andrea Arnold

Writer:

Andrea Arnold
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 13 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sasha Lane ... Star
Shia LaBeouf ... Jake
Riley Keough ... Krystal
McCaul Lombardi ... Corey
Arielle Holmes ... Pagan
Crystal Ice Crystal Ice ... Katness (as Crystal B. Ice)
Veronica Ezell Veronica Ezell ... QT (as Verronikah Ezell)
Chad Cox Chad Cox ... Billy (as Chad McKenzie Cox)
Garry Howell Garry Howell ... Austin
Kenneth Kory Tucker Kenneth Kory Tucker ... Sean
Raymond Coalson Raymond Coalson ... JJ
Isaiah Stone ... Kalium
Dakota Powers Dakota Powers ... Runt
Shawna Rae Moseley Shawna Rae Moseley ... Shaunte
Christopher David Wright Christopher David Wright ... Riley
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Star, a teenage girl with nothing to lose, joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits. Written by Anonymous

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Wild and astonishing! An indelible epic of the open road! See more »


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Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout, drug/alcohol abuse-all involving teens | See all certifications »

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Amerikos mylimoji See more »

Filming Locations:

Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$71,203, 2 October 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$662,786, 2 December 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,751,330, 4 December 2016
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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American Honey has won the Best Film Award at the 2018 second edition of LongTake Interactive Film Festival #LIFF2018 in Milan, Italy, June 20-24. Films in competition are selected from titles yet unreleased in Italian movie theaters. The winner is chosen by people attending the screenings. See more »

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A boom microphone looms for about a second above the magazine sales crew. This happens while Krystal inquires about sales numbers after the day at the wealthy neighborhood. See more »

Quotes

Krystal: Where's that accent from?
Star: Texas.
Krystal: So you're a southern girl. A real American honey like me. You know that song?
Star: No.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits, after the lead actor names, consist of a list of names, alphabetized by first name, with no indication of whether they are crew or cast -- no job titles or character names. And there are no opening credits. See more »

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References Almost Famous (2000) See more »

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Written by Wale Folarin (as Olubowale Victor Akantimehin), Trey Songz (as Tremaine Neverson), Lukasz Gottwald, Jacob Kasher (as Jacob Kasher Hindlin), Cirkut (as Henry Russell Walter), Ethan Lowery and Juicy J
Published by WB Music CORP. (ASCAP), Dead Stock Music (ASCAP), WarnerTamerlane Publishing CORP. (BMI and April's Boy Music, LLC (BMI) - All rights on behalf of itself and Dead Stock Music (Admin. by WB Music CORP)
All rights on behalf of itself and April's Boy Music, LLC (Admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing CORP) / Prescription Songs LLC, Cirkut Breaker LLC, Kasz Money Publishing and Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd (Admin. by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd) / BMG Rights Management
(c) 2013
Performed by Juicy J (as Juicy J) featuring Wale Folarin (as Wale) and Trey Songz
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Used with permission. All rights reserved.
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Lost and found on the road to nowhere.
2 January 2017 | by SimonHeideSee all my reviews

A young girl, named Star, with no economic abilities, bears the heavy responsibility of raising her two younger siblings.

Hungry after living the life of a teenager she gets attracted to a group of young people at a supermarket with high spirit and a bad attitude. She leaves her siblings behind and joins the group who lives from day to day selling magazines to whomever they meet. The common denominator is the selling of magazines. How to do it? How to manipulate the potential buyer with different kind of stories up the sleeve that is supposed to impose sympathy? As Oliver Twist is lured into Fagins lair and is taught to pick pockets without knowing what he is doing so is Star initially. At the point where she understands the rules and laws of the group, she is involved in such a way that she accepts the game and takes some very big risks and further compromises her own moral values.

The force of the movie is the depiction of the life on the road, the interaction between our marginalized young people and slowly getting to know our protagonist, who in the beginning is the silent observer and little by little starts to unfold her personality.

I can see that the movie is being criticized for being very long and not having a story that develops from a start- to an endpoint. I agree that some of the scenes are prolonged to a point that seems unnecessary. Besides this I think that this movie is a perfect example of how the truth often lies in the detail. This means that we need to dwell in some of the scenes and that the artistic challenge is to let this happen in a way that gets the audience involved.

Again I must express my deepest respect for director Andrea Arnold who has the rare ability to show a milieu in such a convincing way that it at certain points seems as if you are not watching a movie but instead a documentary but without losing the storytelling.

Regards Simon

Ps. When you read reviews that gives max score check to see if the user has made more than one review. If not consider the possibility of a lobbyist. If you agree consider putting this post scriptum at the bottom at your own reviews.


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