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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 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. 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.Written by
This headline about sums up the heart of this film. I saw this twice when it premiered at sxsw, and I have to say I was really tired when I arrived in the theater; but this film had the power to raise me out of my seat as well as the rest of the audience to two standing ovations! It made me laugh, and brought tears of joy to my eyes. It is brilliantly written; then the actors bring these words to life. People ask what it is about, but I don't think it really matters because it's not an action film per se; but in my opinion a lot more happens to see the growth of these characters from lost souls to finding their inner strength and beauty through the love of others. There are so many brilliant moments of human connection and undeniable humor in this film, you completely forget you're in a theater ! When I saw that this film was going to finally be distributed in theaters, I felt compelled to write a review. Do yourself a favor, and go see this! You will not be disappointed, and you might even leave the theater happier than when you came.
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