American Honey ★★★★★

this film grabbed my heart and went ran off with it through the sun-glazed cornfields and grime-caked parking lots of middle america. i know this film, i know these characters. these people are my peers, they pass me in the hallway and the highway, but we’re orbiting in completely different circles. i overhear the party gossip and hook-up plans everyday, a little whisper in my head saying, “aren’t you glad you’re not like them”? thanks to american honey, that disapproving voice is gone. i don’t know their past or their future, why should i judge them in the present? andrea arnold made their truth visible, and i’ll carry it in my heart always.

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