Honey Boy ★★½

could’ve used a few more lenses of perspective here, the material felt so deeply personal to shia labeouf that it was easy to get lost in what we’re ultimately meant to gain by bearing witness to his story. i think shia is so interesting and so talented, but this felt a little underbaked. i wish it would’ve leaned harder into the dreamlike elements or the realistic elements, the surreality of it felt strangely interspersed, and so much about the characters and the story felt like it never came into focus.

also hate to dunk on the kid but noah jupe was nowhere as funny as shia labeouf was as a little guy. it’s just worth saying okay!

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