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22nd November
2019
written by Adam

A semi biographical window to Shia LaBeouf’s experiences growing up as a child and early adult actor in Hollywood, struggling to reconcile a strained relationship with his father while dealing with his own mental health issues, this is his story. Directed by Alma Har’el and Written by Shia LaBeouf this time shifting journey is a horrifying, torturous, and therapeutic work that despite its rough nature, comes across remarkably relatable and accessible to the viewer; an assist to empathy and an applaudable explanation to LaBeouf’s destructive behavior as a young adult. Dancing in a neighboring lane to the works of Harmony Korine (Gummo, Spring Breakers), this visual game of chicken may prove challenging for some, but, with an all star ensemble of heavyweights, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe, and LaBeouf himself, this metric ton of talent loads the deck with an unbeatable hand. Absolutely worth the watch, if anything as one of the year’s most accessible arthouse flicks. Honey Boy is rated R.

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