Feb 27, 2020
Today's movie is different. It's
not something I would normally watch, but here I am about to review
the crap out of it. Here's why. It was a weird strange coincidence.
A couple of weeks ago, David and I went out of the country with a
couple of friends. One of them was obsessed with the actor who
stars in this movie. I kept hearing this actor's name over and
over, all week long.
After the trip, I came home and
plopped on the couch and turned on one of my streaming services.
What did I see? A brand new movie starring this actor. Three days
later, David and I went to LA for work. Have you ever been to LA?
They advertise movies and television everywhere. For a solid week,
I drove around town and saw signs, park benches, and buses touting
this movie. Still, it wasn't for me.
A few days after we got home, I
was watching the Hollywood Roundtable. Once again, there was this
actor. I knew then that I needed to watch the movie. Sometimes you
find the movie and sometimes the movie finds you. I think Shia
LaBeouf and Honey Boy found me.
- [02:37] Honey Boy comes to us from this week's
streaming service Amazon Prime. You actually have this if you are
an Amazon Prime member.
- [03:27] At first glance, Shia LaBeouf is not
someone who I have to go see. If you take a deep dive, he may be a
great actor. He just doesn't make the type of movies I'm naturally
- [04:50] I've never been a huge fan of Shia
LaBeouf. I don't know why he is so high maintenance, but that
Roundtable episode piqued my interest. He held his own among some
- [05:27] When he started talking about
Honey Boy I was intrigued. Honey Boy is a movie about his life. He
started as a child actor. The movie starts when he was at the age
- [06:03] Young Shia is played by Noah Jupe. Shia
plays his nutcase father. Young Shia is a boy named Otis, but it is
a depiction of his life. The movie flips between his 12-year-old
life and his life as an adult entering a mental health
- [07:51] I share what Shia said about getting
his father to sign the contract for the movie.
- [08:22] Being in a mental institution taught
Shia empathy for his father. The biggest villain in his
- [08:48] This is a tough movie to watch. It's a
heavy depressing movie. I had to watch it in bite-sized
- [10:19] Shia's acting is great. Fans will want
to watch it.
- [10:51] This movie gets 4