The Peanut Butter Falcon
Director: Tyler Nilson Run Time: 93 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2019
Starring: Bruce Dern, Dakota Johnson, Jermaine Rivers, John Hawkes, Jon Bernthal, Shia LaBeouf, Thomas Haden Church, Zack Gottsagen
The Peanut Butter Falcon is a prison break movie and Western where horses and desert prairie are replaced with crab boats, rafts & sand islands. It’s a Southern living in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak, a 22-year-old young man with Down syndrome runs away from a nursing home to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler by attending the wrestling school of The Salt Water Redneck. Through circumstances beyond their control Tyler (29), a small time outlaw on the run becomes Zak’s unlikely wrestling coach and ally, and together they wind through deltas & marshes, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (27) a beautiful nursing home employee to join them on their journey rather than returning Zak to his previous life.