• American Honey (2016)

American Honey

Release Date: September 30th, 2016

DVD Release Date: December 27th, 2016

R |2 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

Star (Sasha Lane), an adolescent girl from a troubled home, runs away with a traveling sales crew that drives 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.

Cast: Sasha Lane, Riley Keough, Shia LaBeouf, McCaul Lombardi, Arielle Holmes, Crystal Ice, Garry Howell, Kenneth Kory Tucker

Director: Andrea Arnold

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Parts & Labor, Pulse Films

Keywords: Fascinating, Emotional, 2010s, Hotel, House, Brooding, Quest, Growing up

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    I don’t know how Ms. Arnold works the magic she does with her actors, whether amateur or professional — Mr. LaBeouf inhabits his role with sly charm and explosive ferocity — but it’s an expansion of what she started doing more than a decade ago in her remarkable “Wasp.” show more

  • 70
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film works best as a poignant character study, observing Star as she settles into her independence and figures out who she wants to be, framed by a vast physical landscape that stretches socioeconomically from privileged wealth to squalid poverty. There's a wonderful intimacy in the way Arnold examines young women in her films. show more

  • 90
    Britt HayesScreenCrush

    Though it may come off as Malick for hip-hop-loving millennials, Arnold’s film is a surprisingly poignant experience, a sprawling yet intimate odyssey through Middle America, and a bracingly honest portrait of emerging adulthood. show more

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Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2017)