Skip to comments.Actor With Down Syndrome Stars in ‘The Peanut Butter Falcon’
Posted on 09/26/2019 7:36:42 PM PDT by Morgana
Are you a good guy or a bad guy? Zak, a young man with Down syndrome who has escaped from a nursing home, asks Tyler, an expert fisherman and small-time thief on the run in The Peanut Butter Falcon (Roadside) a film in theaters that has snagged a 95% rating from Rotten Tomatoes.
Tyler hesitates before choosing a good guy persona for himself. But that hesitation hints at a sensitive soul stirring within a man fallen on hard times.
Both are looking for a second chance, and become improbable buddies in this unusual Mark Twain-inspired adventure accompanied by Gospel-inspired country music.
The two have conflicting goals: Zak dreams of being a pro wrestler. He is bent on finding his idol, pro wrestler Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church), and getting trained up for his own career in the sport.
Tyler needs to remain a step ahead of a crook bent on punishing him for stealing his crab pots and destroying his fishing gear.
In time, these concerns take a back seat to their friendship, nurtured by a deepening sense of their common humanity.
Its rare these days for a film to deal so honestly with what makes us human: our hunger for dignity and love, the prick of our skittish conscience, and the daily struggle to fill our bellies and make ends meet.
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I enjoyed it.
Plus, if I go to a movie at all which is rare, I’ve decided to avoid the R rating.
Ditto here. Good acting by all and a sweet story.
Will this film be shown in Iceland.
You are busy this am. Thanks for posting this. I wasn’t aware of the film
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