American Honey Is More Sticky Than Sweet

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After meeting the unpolished but alluring Jake (played by Shia LaBeouf), a young woman named Star runs away from her dysfunctional home to join his crew of young misfits as they travel the Midwest selling bogus magazine subscriptions.

Photo courtesy Parts and Labor/A24

Photo courtesy Parts and Labor/A24

Their leader is played by Riley Keough (granddaughter of Elvis Presley, pictured with LaBeouf), who manages the scam in a way that allows her to hold on to the profits and control. The young crew has an appealing spirit; despite their hard-partying and law-bending, there is something wonderfully wholesome about them. Very few are played by professional actors, and that authenticity helps create a surprisingly hopeful portrait of their lives. THE WORD: This might be the best film Shia LaBeouf has ever done. COMING TO: Home Video

Last modified: August 22, 2017