American Honey

American Honey ★★★★½

I was travelling by bus yesterday. I knew it'll be a pretty long ride, so I thought it may be my perfect chance to finally see 'American Honey' after letting it sit on my watch-list for months. 

“How about you? What’s your dream?”
“No one’s ever asked me that before.”
“Well somebody has now”

And you know what's the best thing about watching it on your phone, with the earphones on, while sitting inside a moving vehicle? It's when American Honey wants to tear you up so bad because it has captured your emotions, but you hate to disturb your catnapping mom, so you just look and gaze outside the window, and realize how magical and picturesque the ocean of desert actually is, as sun starts to set and moon starts to appear. 

Then you think about Star, the beautiful free-spirited girl, and the other hopeful teenagers, as they exhaust all their means just to survive, trying to live up their simple dreams in a world where socio-economic discrepancies exist.. 

There's a wild, wild whisper
Blowin' in the wind
Callin' out my name like a long lost friend
Oh I miss those days as the years go by
Oh nothing's sweeter than summertime
And American honey 🎶 

For Film Club #18

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