American Honey | Chicago Reader

American Honey

In this entrancing road movie from British filmmaker Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank), an abused teen (Sasha Lane) joins a cadre of other wayward young adults who sell magazines door-to-door across the midwest. For a Brit, Arnold demonstrates an eerie understanding of quintessentially American shortcomings and despair, and her attention to detail is extraordinary; she and her protagonist, sharing an acute female gaze, survey the disparity between wealth and squalor across Oklahoma (standing in for Kansas and Missouri). Lane, whom Arnold discovered lounging on a Miami beach, recalls Jennifer Lawrence in Winter's Bone, balancing an inherent toughness with the fragility of girlhood. Her character is so endearing that, when her story ends, you can't help but wonder what will become of her. With Shia LeBeouf, Riley Keough, and Arielle Holmes.

Credits

Director:

  • Andrea Arnold

Cast:

  • Sasha Lane
  • Riley Keough
  • Shia LaBeouf
  • McCaul Lombardi
  • Arielle Holmes
  • Crystal Ice
  • Garry Howell
  • Kenneth Tucker
  • Raymond Coalson
  • Isaiah Stone
  • Dakota Powers
  • Shawna Moseley
  • Christopher Wright
  • Veronica Ezell
  • Chad Cox

Producers:

  • Lars Knudsen
  • Jay Van Hoy
  • Pouya Shahbazian

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