I’m gonna let you in on a secret. I actually really like Shia LaBeouf, going all the way back to his Even Stevens days. His antics offscreen might be questionable, but on screen, he’s always proven himself as a fantastic actor and artist. Although that artistry tends to mean that a lot of his choices don’t align with my tastes. Initially, the trailer for this film didn’t really do it for me, but when I started hearing the buzz brewing, I knew I had to go. It seemed like other people were starting to figure out what I already knew about this kid.
LaBeouf plays a small town man on the run who befriends another man on the run. Said friend is a ward of the state with downs syndome who has escaped the facility he’s being housed in so he can chase his dreams of being a professional wrestler.
As cheesy as it is to say, this film is a beautiful story of friendship. My heart was so full watching this that I was very close to happy tears throughout much of it.
Shia had a very strong performance, but it was his buddy played by Zack Gottsagen who was really the heart of the film. I felt every ounce of joy he portrayed on screen.
Wow this was a really weird blog post. I’ll just recap by saying this movie gave me warm fuzzies and leave it at that
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