A yummy, creamy, crunchy slice of filmic fun; directors Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz in “The Peanut Butter Falcon” serve a chunk of ingenuity, packaged in the form of Zack Gottsagen as “Zak”, a “Down Syndrome character” who creatively escapes his smothering institution to fulfill his wrestling career; Shia LaBeouf is startling, in his best role in years, as a downtrodden, quasi-criminal, fisherman “Tyler”; their relationship is refreshingly one of equals, from port to port they bond over wrestling, guns, and naturally, peanut butter. Dakota Johnson, “Eleanor” (excels as the polar opposite of “Anastasia” in the “50 Shades Trilogy”) Zak’s custodian, completing the trinity and concocting the perfect blend of a fantasy family.
“The Peanut Butter Falcon” sheds its glow, romantic illusions and leaves audiences, regardless of plausibility, happily applauding, cheering the finale.
THREE & 1/2 STARS!!!