Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The Peanut Butter Falcon on Bluray/DVD Now {A Movie Review}

**I received a complimentary copy of this movie for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

The Peanut Butter Falcon follows Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome who runs away from a residential nursing home to fulfill his dream of attending the pro wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). On the road, Zak meets Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a small-time outlaw who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together, they set out on a wild, life-changing journey and try to convince Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a kind nursing-home employee charged with bringing Zak back, to join them.

Bring home The Peanut Butter Falcon and celebrate the adventure while diving deeper into the production with a photo gallery and behind-the-scenes featurette. The Peanut Butter Falcon Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

·         Photo Gallery
·         “Zack’s Story: The Making of Peanut Butter Falcon” Featurette

Wow, what a great movie this was--- with a great message too! But while it might look like one you'd want to pick up for your next family movie night, it's important to note that it IS rated PG-13 for thematic content, language throughout, some violence and smoking. As such, you won't want to watch it with younger kids, and you'll likely want to view yourself first before allowing tweens and young teens to watch. If you don't mind the language, it could otherwise likely be appropriate for teenagers, but again I'd suggest viewing first if you're concerned about content. I will add that it also uses the r-word several times throughout. While I hate hearing this word, it was depicting how others treated Zak and sadly, that is a reality that he likely would have experienced and really fought against that type of attitude throughout.

While, I probably could have done without the language (my personal preference), it was still a fantastic story. It definitely had that Mark Twain type feel to it, with a more modern setting. We follow along on the adventures of two unlikely friends- Zak, a boy with Down syndrome and Tyler, a small town outlaw. Both are in a sense running away and find a great friendship in their unique circumstances. Their adventure was one that I could not stop watching. Again, because I typically review more friendly family and/or Christian movies, I must say that it's not one that more conservative viewers will enjoy... but personally I found it to be a great story that I really enjoyed.

You can keep the fun going after the movie too with your own (very delicious) PBF Championship Belt with this awesome cookie recipe! Check it out here: http://bit.ly/PeautButterFalconCookies



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