American Honey

American Honey

Andrea Arnold (2016)

156min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Ditching gritty British drama to shoot an improvised road movie on the freeways of America, acclaimed realist director Andrea Arnold follows her muddy and constricted take on Wuthering Heights with an exhilarating celebration of modern youth. Newcomer Sasha Lane plays Star, an 18-year-old girl left in charge of two younger siblings by her absentee mother. After a chance meeting in a supermarket car park with the charismatic Jake (Shia LaBeouf), a salesman with a magazine subscriptions team, Star walks out on her family and heads for an adventure on the road, under the watchful eye of team leader Krystal (the sensational Riley Keough). At 162 minutes, American Honey expects you to settle in for the long haul, and Arnold's roving camera certainly takes the scenic route. But despite the arty flourishes and repetitions, this is a heady, intoxicating experience, interspersing the blurry hedonism of youth with jarring, sharply etched vignettes that remind us just how beautifully this director works with actors.

Summary

A poor teenager leaves home and hits the road with a crew of magazine sellers. She gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love while crossing the Midwest Inuted States. Drama, starring Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf and Riley Keough.

Cast & Crew

Star Sasha Lane
Jake Shia LaBeouf
Krystal Riley Keough
Corey McCaul Lombardi
Pagan Arielle Holmes
Katness Crystal B Ice
QT Veronica Ezell
Billy Chad Cox
Austin Garry Howell
Sean Kenneth Kory Tucker
Director Andrea Arnold
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UniversalAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 14 Oct 2016
Drama