The Peanut Butter Falcon follows Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome who runs away from a residential nursing home to fulfill his dream of attending the pro wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). On the road, Zak meets Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a small-time outlaw who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together, they set out on a wild, life-changing journey and try to convince Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a kind nursing-home employee charged with bringing Zak back, to join them.
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We watched The Peanut Butter Falcon and loved every minute of it. My husband and I have special needs children and some of the scenes were cringe worthy – but that is sometimes what life is like. But Zak triumphs in the end and shows the abilities rather than disabilities a person can have. Everyone can make a difference and everyone has special qualities that make them exceptional – Zak is no different. Tyler is the first person to believe in Zak – he struggles at first but then recognizes how special Zak is and all that he can do. We thoroughly enjoyed this movie and highly recommend it!
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