American Honey

American Honey
  • 2016
  • UK, US
  • 2h 42min
  • Directed by: Andrea Arnold
  • Cast: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough

When 18-year-old Star (Lane) meets Jake (LaBeouf, deliciously gross) and his crew of magazine sellers, all ruled over the straight-talking Krystal (Keough), she joins them on an epic road trip across America. A spine-tingling, uplifting tale of youth and rebellion from Arnold, with a pumping soundtrack and impressive performances.

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Star (Sasha Lane), an adolescent girl from a troubled home, runs away with a traveling sales crew who drive across the American Midwest selling subscriptions door to door. Finding her feet in this gang of teenagers, one of whom is Jake (Shia LaBeouf), she soon gets into the group's lifestyle of hard-partying nights, law-bending days, and young love. For her first feature set and filmed in the U.S., British writer/director Andrea Arnold envisioned a story rooted in the realism and nuance of its characters and what she experienced while traveling across America. At its heart is Star, a teenage girl on the brink of adulthood who hits the road in search of independence while struggling to untangle what it feels like to fall in love.

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American Honey

16 May 20165 stars

Cannes 2016: Ambitious, enthralling US road trip movie from Britain’s Andrea Arnold

This is British director Andrea Arnold’s Wizard of Oz, taking the form of a vibrant and epic journey across America that sees a young woman named Star (impressive newcomer Sasha Lane) attempt to find a place to call home. It’s a rite of passage road…

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