Joe’s pick this round is The Peanut Butter Falcon.
The Peanut Butter Falcon is an adventure story set in the world of a modern Mark Twain that begins when Zak (22), a young man with Down syndrome, runs away from the nursing home where he lives to chase his dream of becoming a professional wrestler by attending the wrestling school The Salt Water Redneck. Through circumstances beyond their control Tyler (32), a small-time outlaw on the run, becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (28), a kind nursing home employee with a story of her own, to join them on their journey.
The movie was released in select theaters on August 23, 2019.
This movie is rated PG-13 for Drug use, foul language, nudity, sexual content, violence.
Let’s go to the review and see what the guys thought of it.
This week’s episode the guys review the Elton John biopic / musical, Rocketman. The movie title is a nod to one of Elton’s hit songs, “Rocketman”. This movie takes you through the highs and lows and the personal struggles Elton faced throughout his career to make it as a music industry legend.
Young Reginald Dwight changes his name to Elton John and collaborates with singer-songwriter Bernie Taupin to become one of the most iconic figures in pop history. Set to his most beloved songs, it’s the epic musical story of Elton John, his breakthrough years in the 1970s and his fantastical transformation from shy piano prodigy to international superstar.
This movie was released to theaters on May 31, 2019.
This movie is Rated R for Violence, nudity, sexual content, foul language, drug use.
If you are a fan of Elton John’s music but not a fan of musical’s this is still a great film to watch. Most of the song choices help move the story along quite nicely, but you may find only a couple that could pull you away from the story. The musical pieces are used to help transition the story into its next chapter so you aren’t drowning in a sea of singing for the sake of singing. A few scenes are a little intense but Elton said it best that he didn’t live a PG-13 life so he wasn’t going to make a PG-13 film.