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London Film Festival 2019 – Honey Boy, Clemency, Guest of Honour, Instinct, Burning Cane

HONEY BOY


Director: Alma Ha’rel

Writer: Shia LaBeouf

Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Noah Jupe, Lucas Hedges, FKA Twigs, Laura San Giacomo, Martin Starr

Cert: 15 (TBC)

Running time: 93mins

Year: 2019



What’s the story: An actor (Hedges) is sent to rehab and relives past trauma, when as an upcoming child actor he lived with his abusive father (LaBeouf).

What’s the verdict: Shia LaBeouf writes and plays a version of his own dad in this heartfelt semi-autobiographical movie. Troubled actor Otis (Hedges) finds himself in forced rehab to avoid a jail sentence after repeated DUIs. The source of his pain is the time he spent as a child with abusive, self-destructive dad James.

Slowly working his way to child stardom, the 12-year-old Otis (Jupe) lives in a rented motel ro...

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