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American Honey (2016)American Honey (2016)

American Honey (2016)

Two drifters fall in love in this Andrea Arnold story

Drama, Romance

7.2

movie

UK, United Kingdom

English

Romantic

2016

Andrea Arnold, Female director

Andrea Arnold, Arielle Holmes, Chris Bylsma

163 min

Synopsis

A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.

Our Take

7.2
The Staff

British filmmaker extraordinaire Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank) draws the perfect portrait of two young American drifters who fall in love.

Star (Sasha Lane) runs away with Jake (Shia Laboeuf), a traveling magazine salesman with more experience on the road. The freedom is tempting at first, especially given her difficult situation at home, but Star is quickly confronted with the risks that come with running away.

American Honey is shot in a succession of moments that take place almost entirely during golden hour, as if to say that the best part of the day comes right before dark.

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