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Honey Boy (2019)Honey Boy (2019)

Honey Boy (2019)

Shia Laboeuf's universally recognizable story

Drama

best
THE VERY BEST

8.4

movie

United States of America

English

A-list actors, Gripping, True-story-based

2019

Alma Har'el, Alma Har'el

Al Burke, Ben Maccabee, Byron Bowers

94 min

Synopsis

The story of a child star attempting to mend his relationship with his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father over the course of a decade, loosely based on Shia LaBeouf’s life.

Our Take

8.4
Bilal Zouheir

There is so much power to this story based actor Shia Laboeuf’s life. As a kid, he lived with his father on the road during the filming of Even Stevens and other star-making roles. His dad was a war veteran who goes to bikers’ AA meetings and who had a brief acting career himself.  He was full of anger that made Laboeuf later suffer from PTSD, but which he was able to perceive in a fascinating way. 

Putting Laboeuf’s fame aside, this is an incredible movie on emotionally abusive parent-child relationships. It’s a universal story. With Shia Laboeuf as his father and Lucas Hedges as current-day Laboeuf. 

 

Comments

R
Rjkolinski

If you follow the career / news of Shia Laboeuf, this movie really helps you understand his personal events a lot better. It is a tough watch at many times. Also must recommend another recent movie of his, The Peanut Butter Falcon, one of his best roles ever imho. Absolutely love that movie =)

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