American Honey

American Honey ★★★★½

Andrea Arnold's American Honey is unlike any coming-of-age film I've seen. It's a dirty, hypnotic experience that brings a breath of fresh air into a genre that often feels repetitive. It's hard to believe newcomer Sasha Lane was never an actress before this. She's mesmerizing in her role and I look forward to seeing more from her. As good as she is though, Shia LaBeouf steals the show, turning in what is easily his finest performance. I've always considered him to be one of the true underrated talents and he's terrific here. There's a gritty sense of realism to this entire movie and I really loved it. This film won't be for everyone, but it's one that I can't wait to go back to.

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