I didn't really know too much about this movie beyond some of the buzz from Cannes, but after one of the most impressive trailers in recent months, American Honey is definitely on my watchlist. This film looks like a pure slice of Americana, the kind of grounded teen movie that could really connect with my generation. The cast, filled with mostly unknowns, looks to give this film a sense of authenticity that is hard to come by these days. But I must say, it's great to see Shia Labeouf doing big things again after his strange hiatus over the past few years. I'm not familiar with Andrea Arnold's work, but if this film connects with the right branch of the Academy, I wouldn't be surprised if we kept hearing about this one throughout Oscar season.
With a cast that includes Sasha Lane, Shia Labeouf, Riley Keough, McCaul Lombardi, Arielle Holmes, Crystal Ice, Will Patton, and Veronica Ezell, Andrea Arnold's American Honey will hit theaters in limited release on September 30.
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