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.
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Alma Har’el delivers a beautifully-directed, therapeutic story that a lot of people will be able to connect with. Shia LaBeouf shines as both screenwriter and actor, but Noah Jupe proves that he’s one of the best young actors working today. It’s a bit repetitive and heavy to watch, but it’s on the top 1/3 of 2019.
Why Shia Had Hardships
If you struggle with kids trying to get love from their parents, Honey Boy is not your film. However, if you can get past some of that intensity, you will find that this piece of work packs a big punch in its 94 minute run time. Shia LeBouf, Noah Jupe, Lucas Hedges and FKA Twigs really crush their performances.