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Honey Boy, Amazon Prime Video
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15. Honey Boy (2019)

Directed By: Alma Har’el

Written By: Shia LeBeouf

Starring: Shia LeBeouf, Lucas Hedges, Noah Jupe, FKA Twigs

It’s not often that the majority of critics and audiences will agree on a movie starring Shia LeBeouf being worth watching. Honey Boy wasn’t just a movie that starred the troubled actor, though. It gave us an insight into LeBeouf’s childhood and life.

For years, we’ve wondered what’s been going on with one of our favorite child actors. While in rehab, LeBeouf took the time to get things on paper by writing this movie, about a young boy who deals with his growing fame, an abusive, alcoholic father, and a troubled life. We get to see the downward spiral into drinks and drugs.

It’s a dark look into one man’s life. The knowledge that this is based on truth adds a layer of heartbreak and horror to it. But it’s also beautifully crafted and directed, offering a movie that everyone should watch at least once.

Honey Boy is one of those movies where critics and audiences agree. It’s Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, with a 94% approval rate from critics and 92% approval rate from audiences. Now you get to watch it over and over again on Amazon Prime Video.

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