The Peanut Butter Falcon
A down-on-his-luck crab fisherman embarks on a journey to get a young man with Down syndrome to a professional wrestling school in rural North Carolina and away from the retirement home where he’s lived for the past two and a half years.
The Peanut Butter Falcon is a film about friendship and adventure. It tells the story of Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from home to follow his dream of becoming a professional wrestler. He meets Tyler, a fisherman who becomes his friend and mentor. Together, they embark on an epic journey down the Mississippi River. This film is heartwarming and inspiring, and will leave you feeling uplifted and inspired.
The film is directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz, and stars Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, and Zack Gottsagen. It is a must-see for fans of independent film.
The Peanut Butter Falcon is an instant classic. The critical response has been terrific, UK Film Review gave the movie 4 stars when reviewed by their film critic George Wolf.
Films about Down syndrome are often sappy and sentimental, but The Peanut Butter Falcon has been described as "a charming road movie with a big heart" by Variety.
The film has been praised for its accurate portrayal of Down syndrome, and for its positive representation of people with disabilities. It is an important film that everyone should see.
If you are looking to watch The Peanut Butter Falcon online, you can do so via the new UK Film Review VOD platform - in association with Eyelet.