Honey Boy

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"sweet as honey."
  • R
  • 2019
  • 1 hr 33 min
  • 7.2  (40,484)
  • 73

The movie Honey Boy is a semi-autobiographical drama film from 2019 that is directed by Alma Har'el and written by Shia LaBeouf. The movie features a star cast that includes Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, and Noah Jupe. The movie is based on LaBeouf's own experiences as a child actor and his complicated relationship with his father. LaBeouf plays the role of James Lort, a former rodeo clown and recovering addict, who is also the abusive and controlling father of 12-year-old child actor Otis Lort played by Noah Jupe. Otis is trying to make it big in Hollywood while struggling with the emotional turmoil of having a troubled father.

Lucas Hedges plays the adult Otis in the film, who is a successful actor but still struggling with the traumatic experiences of his childhood. The story is primarily set in the early 2000s, during the filming of a popular TV show that closely mirrors the actual show that launched LaBeouf into stardom, Even Stevens.

Throughout the movie, viewers get a glimpse into the complex and tumultuous relationship between James and Otis as they try to navigate the cutthroat world of Hollywood. The movie explores the themes of trauma, addiction, family, and mental health, providing a harrowing but insightful look into the life of a child actor, and his complicated relationship with his father.

One of the most standout aspects of Honey Boy is the exceptional performances delivered by the cast, particularly Shia LaBeouf, who steals the show with his raw and emotional portrayal of James Lort. His performance is a testament to his talent as an actor, and his willingness to explore the difficult experiences of his past. Noah Jupe and Lucas Hedges also put in great performances, bringing a sense of vulnerability and authenticity to their roles.

Another aspect of the movie that stands out is the beautiful cinematography and direction. Alma Har'el captures the mood of the film with slow-motion shots and rich, vibrant colors that enhance the emotional depth of the movie.

Overall, Honey Boy is a poignant and moving drama that explores the complex relationship between a father and son, and the traumatic experiences of a child actor. The movie offers a raw and honest portrayal of mental health, addiction, and trauma, making it a deeply personal and engaging film.

Honey Boy is a 2019 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 33 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2 and a MetaScore of 73.

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