American Honey

American Honey

Streaming Video - 2016
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An adolescent girl from a troubled home runs away with a traveling sales crew who drive across the American Midwest selling subscriptions door to door.
Publisher: [United States] : A24, 2016
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 162 min.)) : sd., col

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jimg2000
Nov 13, 2019

See Nursebob's succinct comment about this film. Personally, it sheds a different light on the teen “flash mobs” robbing luxury shops such as Apple Stores and those going door to door selling zines or whatnots. An age old social issue as described in the 1839 novel "Oliver Twist" by Charles Dickens to modern days, even in a rich country as in "Trapped Into Selling Magazines Door-to-Door":

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/04/trapped-into-selling-magazines-door-to-door/388601/

Beautiful soundtrack, especially the titular song "American Honey" originally by Lady Antebellum near the end.

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Nooksack20
Sep 19, 2019

If you take the time to watch this piece of garbage, keep your finger on the FF button. It really stinks.

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rugolin
Jul 31, 2019

This is one long 3 hour slog of a movie. British director Andrea Arnold forces us on a faux cinema verite journey with some of the most annoying and dumbest individuals you can pack onto a passenger van. The movie centers around Star who is a young runaway from her very poor and dysfunctional family and gets recruited by Jake into a just as dysfunctional roving band of grifters who is run by a young female Fagin that bilks people with fake magazine subscriptions. The film is just one endless road trip to nowhere and unless you agree with Arnold's dislike for capitalism,America and the middle class then the movie will never seem to end or even have a point.

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Nursebob
Jul 09, 2019

Writer/director Andrea Arnold’s nihilistic road movie grabs the American Dream by the throat and proceeds to beat it to death, and she does so with the mastery of a poet. Sticking mainly to handheld cameras and natural sounds she steers a van full of lost causes through the heart of America to reveal the promised land as a blur of faux mansions and truck stops where gaudy displays of wealth grate against crushing poverty and images of weeds and fireworks only heighten the alienation. Raw, yet possessing a desperate tenderness, this is the type of cinema that leaves you feeling cold inside. Could it also be a small masterpiece?

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Sdemi88
Nov 24, 2018

I really enjoyed this movie and seeing Stars journey. I do agree it was probably 30/50mins too long but again I loved her journey (I’ve seen this movie like 5 times). If you don’t like ambiguous endings or need an obvious point to a story, you may wanna skip this one.

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amanoletters99
Sep 23, 2018

The production company A24 is usually associated with good films, but this one? Why? What's the point of making a film that has no point? Just a boring and self-absorbed waste of time, don't bother yourself.

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badkarma
Aug 18, 2018

Quite possibly the dumbest worst movie in HISTORY. No idea how a movie like this gets made when it obviously loses money. Has to be a tax write off or Hollywood producer's money laundering. Stupid, boring, no plot. Just filming no name horrible actors with no story. They made this CRAP up as they went. AWFUL. No wonder Shia LeBLUFF is relegated to this garbage. Bc he is GARBAGE. This isn't worth free or a second of your time

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mikeedm
Dec 25, 2017

The movie told a good story but was an hour too long.

At two-and-a-half hours, AMERICAN HONEY is 45-60 minutes too long. Worth checking out though. Similar but less hypnotic than the English FISH TANK -- a cruel story of youth in our neoliberal wasteland -- the film brought home to me that rock'n'roll is not the sonic amniotic fluid of our youth. It is hip hop. Excellent soundtrack, with the exception of the country rock anthem which is the movie's title.

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msaustin206
Oct 11, 2017

This movie has the worst ending. It started out ok but built into nada. I'm disappointed in Shia squandering his audience's attention and desire to see his talents. I still believe he has it in him but this wasn't it. THE LEADING YOUNG LADY IS OUTSTANDING considering this was her first ever acting "gig" ever. I hope to see her in more ventures.

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jimg2000
Nov 13, 2019

American Honey song lyrics:

She grew up on a side of the road
Where the church bells ring and strong love grows
She grew up good
She grew up slow
Like American honey

Steady as a preacher
Free as a weed
Couldn't wait to get goin'
But wasn't quite ready to leave
So innocent, pure and sweet
American honey

***There's a wild, wild whisper
Blowin' in the wind
Callin' out my name like a long lost friend
Oh I miss those days as the years go by
Oh nothing's sweeter than summertime
And American honey*** (Repeat) ***

Get caught in the race
Of this crazy life
Tryin' to be everything can make you lose your mind
I just wanna go back in time
To American honey, yea

*** (Repeat) ***

Gone for so long now
I gotta get back to her somehow
To American honey

*** (Repeat) ***

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