Honey Boy

Honey Boy ★★★★½

LFF film #3

loved this, and was lucky enough to see it with a brief cast q&a. there is a genuinely palpable sense of love behind this film and though I was expecting a more sweeping grand story than the really only two moments in Shia's life the film focuses on, the beautiful sincerity embedded in what we do see still says so much.

during the q&a Shia and Alma Har'el spoke about how he sent her the script under a pseudonym, having decided at this point to give up acting altogether and she talked him into reconnecting with his father and eventually playing him and the power of that decision manifests throughout the film to a deeply moving ending that wasn't and could never have been written without it.