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The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

by Film Notions

Peanut Butter Falcon is this year’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and if you have a beating heart, it’s one that’s not to be missed.

Most years we get one film that soars above all others in the feelgood, heartwarming stakes. 2016 brought us the delightfully incredible Hunt for the Wilderpeople, and in 2013 we got Ben Stillers marvellous The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. These are the oh so re-watchable films that get better and better every time you revisit them. They exude passion and heart, and ultimately make you feel better about the world around you. They are films that demand to be watched again and again, because while you’re watching them you really don’t want them to end.

Welcome to 2019’s Peanut Butter Falcon, by debut feature directors, Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz. Both have directed a few shorts and documentary shorts, but this is their first foray into a cinema feature. And what a damn fine debut! It’s one of those beautiful stories, I just can’t see anyone not liking. If you don’t, I’m not sure your human, and please go and check yourself immediately.

Peanut Butter Falcon is a wonderful piece of storytelling, in a story written specifically for Zack Gottsagen. With stunning cinematography of the Florida coastline, rivers and marshes, and a career-best performance, this is the movie you need in your life right now!