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3.7
1,373 Ratings

American Honey

Directed by Andrea Arnold
United Kingdom, United States, 2016
Drama, Comedy, Romance

Synopsis

A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.

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American Honey Directed by Andrea Arnold

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2016 | Winner: Jury Prize

2016 | Special Mention: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Un Certain Regard)

Independent Spirit Awards

2017 | 6 nominations including: Best Supporting Male

Village Voice Film Poll

2016 | 2 nominations including: Best Supporting Actress

This wilful truncating of possibilities for coverage, découpage, and a more flexible directorial “regard” can seem, at moments, defiantly Bressonian. But, as happens even with the Dardennes, the adoption of such a strict parti pris can also create a host of narrational problems (on the level of: who exactly is doing what here?).
January 05, 2018
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An epic film shot almost exclusively handheld and in 4:3; a coming-of-age proclamation that’s uncannily wise beyond its years; a road movie that eschews genre clichés… For me, it’s tied with Kelly Reichardt’s CERTAIN WOMEN as my favorite film of 2016; both are about women from small places who lead small lives, but with big hearts.
January 06, 2017
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I found so much beauty in those young ones, the filmmaking, just the way Arnold allows them to take to the road and feel it, feel new love, feel fear, feel their sex, that the celluloid almost seems tangible. Like you could touch this movie. It’s that vibrant and alive.
December 31, 2016
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