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American Honey (2016)

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A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.

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Andrea Arnold

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Andrea Arnold
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sasha Lane ... Star
Shia LaBeouf ... Jake
Riley Keough ... Krystal
McCaul Lombardi ... Corey
Arielle Holmes ... Pagan
Crystal Ice Crystal Ice ... Katness (as Crystal B. Ice)
Veronica Ezell Veronica Ezell ... QT (as Verronikah Ezell)
Chad Cox Chad Cox ... Billy (as Chad McKenzie Cox)
Garry Howell Garry Howell ... Austin
Kenneth Kory Tucker Kenneth Kory Tucker ... Sean
Raymond Coalson Raymond Coalson ... JJ
Isaiah Stone ... Kalium
Dakota Powers Dakota Powers ... Runt
Shawna Rae Moseley Shawna Rae Moseley ... Shaunte
Christopher David Wright Christopher David Wright ... Riley
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Storyline

Star, a teenage girl with nothing to lose, joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits. Written by Anonymous

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Optimistic and just plain beautiful. A film for this generation! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout, drug/alcohol abuse-all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 October 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

American Honey See more »

Filming Locations:

Muskogee, Oklahoma, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$71,203, 2 October 2016

Gross USA:

$663,246

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,818,075
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Sasha Lane was initially approached for the role during spring break at Panama City Beach See more »

Goofs

When Krystal calls star into her room the money that Star pays her after the oil worker is already on the bed, but then the scene cuts and the money is gone, only to be replaced after Star hands her the money and Krystal places it on the bed. See more »

Quotes

Krystal: Where's that accent from?
Star: Texas.
Krystal: So you're a southern girl. A real American honey like me. You know that song?
Star: No.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits, after the lead actor names, consist of a list of names, alphabetized by first name, with no indication of whether they are crew or cast -- no job titles or character names. And there are no opening credits. See more »

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Referenced in Breakfast: Episode dated 16 October 2016 (2016) See more »

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Choices (Yup)
Written by E-40 (as Earl T. Stevens, Sr.), Devon Gazaway, Iosua Tima, Clarence Hutchinson, and Michelle Bell
Published by Earl T. Stevens (BMI), We Want Parts Music (ASCAP), Poly Boy Publishing/Kobalt Music Publishing (ASCAP), Keep It Gator/Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. (SESAC), MBellish Music/Administered by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd. (ASCAP)
Performed by E-40
Used courtesy of Heavy On The Grind Entertainment, Inc.
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Shia and Riley Carry The Film
1 June 2019 | by cmandvlSee all my reviews

I'm three years late. But this movie proved to me why Shia Labeouf is and will always be a great actor. Riley Keough, too (though this is the first time I've seen her). Those two characters made the film for me.

I like Sasha lane. However, I think that the movie is carried by her love story with Shia's character. If it wasn't for that, I wouldn't care about her because she seems a little too naive and temperamental for her own good. Such as when she continuously hops in cars with strange men (which is the whole plot of this film tbh) and constantly has a temper in an environment where maybe keeping her cool would be the better option. (Especially when she chose to be there in the first place).

The other side characters feel like real life people I would see from my generation. The fact that the film cast actual people rather than actors shows. But in a good way. It makes the film feel like it is a "ride along" rather than a movie.

If it wasn't for the random, "why is this here?" artistic shots (like a grasshopper on Sasha's character's arm)...well, I feel like this was like being a fly on a wall in this particular place and people of the world.

7/10


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