The Peanut Butter Falcon may have a somewhat puzzling title for a movie but after seeing the movie this past week I would be remiss if I did not write a quick post about this glorious film. The title makes perfect sense and while I do not want to give away any of the story for any of my readers just let me say – if you have the chance to see this movie – do it.
The main stars in the movie are Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson and Zack Gottsagen but the one that carries the film and steals the show is definitely Zack Gottsagen who plays Zak in the movie. Zack has Down Syndrome and the story line revolves around his life and his dream.
Now if you know my story you know that I have a very special place in my heart for Down Syndrome folks. Chris’s brother, Carlton, died this past March and I shared him with my readers often. You can read my last post about him by clicking here. So this movie struck a chord.
I went prepared with Kleenex and I used a few. Watching Zack on the screen was like watching Carlton. The mannerisms, the exuberance, the words –it all was so remarkably like our Carlton and Chris and I kept squeezing each other’s hands and grinning when something was said that was just so “Carlton”.
The story was about family. Families don’t always look the same as they used to look and just because someone is not a blood relative does not mean they are not family. This movie showed that perfectly.
After leaving the theater I met a fellow movie attender who had seen the same film. She was as teary as I was and shared that she just gets so upset when people treat others so horribly because of their differences as we witnessed at times during the movie. When I shared a bit about our Carlton this stranger gave me a huge hug and told me to “take care of myself”. What a sweet moment that was.
Take the opportunity to see a really great movie that will stay with you for a long time and go see The Peanut Butter Falcon. You will never look at peanut butter the same way again.
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