The Peanut Butter Falcon (filmsalon 2020)
Zak, a teenage boy with Down syndrome (newcomer Zack Gottsagen, terrific), escapes from the Virginia old folks’ home where he’s been forced to live, virtually imprisoned, since losing his family. Hitting the road, with his nurse, Eleanor (Dakota Johnson) ho...
‘[P]erhaps against the odds, this shambling buddy movie really works… It’s largely thanks to the casting. In the central role of Zak, a young man with Down’s syndrome… is newcomer Zack Gottsagen… [He]… delivers… an emotionally persuasive performance that anchors this backwater yarn… Stinging, raw and sinking into a deep, swampy sadness, LaBeouf is tremendous… Equally impressive is the sense of place that Nilson and Schwartz evoke.’—Wendy Ide, Guardian