lau’s review published on Letterboxd:
I saw this film because a friend of mine kept telling me to see it.
In the first hour of American Honey, I felt lost, even disgusted. How can they live like that? Everything was so chaotic.
But as the film goes on, we start to learn who Star is. She’s just trying to live her best life, live her freedom, her youth.
In the last scene, Star dives into a lake, without thinking of it. Not so long ago she was absolutely terrified because she had jumped into a pool. At that last scene, Star realizes she is strong, she is amazing, she is unique, and she is absolutely capable of doing anything she wants to do. She is free and she is happy.
This film has made an impact on me. As The Florida Project did, American Honey made me think about all the blessings I have on my life and all the privileges I have and how little I apreciate it.
But it also made me think about all the people I know in my high school that dress, act, and even listen to the same music as the teenagers on the film and it made me think about all the times I judged them without knowing all the things they’ve been or are going through.
So, this film really touched my heart.