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Honey Boy

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December 6

Movie Info

  • 93%
    Critic score: Percentage of critics as compiled by rottentomatoes.com who have given this movie a positive review.
  • 91%
    Audience score: Percentage of Rotten Tomatoes users who have rated this movie 3.5 stars or higher.
Rated: R (for pervasive language, some sexual material and drug use)
Runtime: 93 min
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe, FKA twigs
Genre: Drama

Synopsis

From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, award-winning filmmaker Alma Har'el brings to life a young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father through cinema and dreams. Fictionalizing his childhood’s ascent to stardom, and subsequent adult crash-landing into rehab and recovery, Har'el casts Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges as Otis Lort, navigating different stages in a frenetic career. LaBeouf takes on the daring and therapeutic challenge of playing a version of his own father, an ex-rodeo clown and a felon. Artist and musician FKA twigs makes her feature-film debut, playing neighbor and kindred spirit to the younger Otis in their garden-court motel home. Har'el's feature narrative debut is a one-of-a-kind collaboration between filmmaker and subject, exploring art as medicine and imagination as hope.