American Honey

Synopsis: Star, 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.
Director(s): Andrea Arnold
Production: Parts and Labor
  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 13 wins & 35 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.0
Metacritic:
79
Rotten Tomatoes:
78%
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Year:
2016
163 min
$662,786
Website
1,693 Views

[TRAIN HORN BLARING IN THE DISTANCE]

[BOTTLES CLINKING]

Oh.

Rubin? Come on.

I got a chicken. Let's go.

Are you ready? All right. It's heavy.

Open your hands out like this.

Like this, so you can catch it.

- That way, yeah. Ready?

- Ahh!

- Oops. Almost.

- That... This was heavy.

I know.

[GRUNTS]

Are you Spider-Man?

Yeah. I'm Spider-Man of the dumpster.

Yeah. Put it in the bag.

All this stuff is worn out.

[SIGHS]

All right, we're gonna get this next one.

Hey! Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey!

Damn it.

[BOY] We need some more.

Look sad. Come on, look sad.

Come on.

- [BOY] Wha...

- [CAR HONKS]

I did it!

- I'm gonna die of thirst.

- No, you aren't.

I'm gonna kill you first

if you don't shut up. Let's go.

Come on, come on, come on.

- Stop, stop, stop, stop.

- Come on.

- Please.

- [HONKING]

F*ck you!

I hope he comes all over your car!

- Star. Star!

- Hold up.

Are we invisible? Fucker!

[CAR PASSING]

[LOUD HIP-HOP MUSIC PLAYING ON RADIO]

[BOY] Did you see that hairy butt?

Who did that?

[LOUD HIP-HOP MUSIC CONTINUES]

[INDISTINCT CHATTER]

- Who wants a Mountain Dew?

- You said you didn't have any money.

Yeah, well, last one there is a pedophile.

- Yeah!

- Watch the road, you little fuckers.

- Pedophile!

- Pedophile!

All right, y'all win.

Go get something to drink.

[POP MUSIC PLAYING]

[MUSIC STOPS]

[YOUTHS CHEERING]

Who put this shit on, man?

["WE FOUND LOVE" PLAYING]

[PEOPLE SINGING ALONG]

[PEOPLE LAUGHING]

Security to the front

of the store, please.

Security to the front of the store.

Hey.

Sir.

Hey. Get down.

- Come on. Hey!

- Whoa!

I'm out. Leave me alone.

You ain't catching him.

[SECURITY GUARD] Hey, stop it.

Come out here. All right, f*ck you.

Kelsey, here.

[GIRL] Hey, cigarettes!

[MAN RAPPING INDISTINCTLY]

Stretch it out, then flip

I'm all about my chips

I get it out the mud

Yeah, yeah I get it out the mud

Yeah, yeah

Flip, I'm all about my chips

I get it out the mud

Yeah, yeah, I get it out the mud

- Is this yours?

- Yeah.

- You like the shiny thing?

- Yeah.

[CHUCKLES]

You get a prize for that.

Come on.

Ooh, get it. [LAUGHS]

- What are you doing today?

- Why?

- Wanna go to Kansas City?

- Kansas?

- Right now.

- Now?

Right now.

What kind of dumbass are you,

asking random girls

to go to Kansas with you?

I don't know. It's a fucking job...

You know what I mean?

This is a job, prop job...

I can't even talk, man. You see?

- What kind of job?

- It's a job, a business opportunity.

Okay.

We go door-to-door. We sell magazines

door-to-door, being friendly.

You know, you seem friendly.

You make $300 a day if you're good.

If you're smart. You seem pretty smart,

so figured I'd ask.

Hmm? Come with us.

You can't just give me a job like that.

Yes, I fucking can.

I'm a business manager.

[CHUCKLES] Is that why

you're wearing those pants?

[LAUGHS]

What the f*ck's wrong with my pants?

You don't like my pants?

I don't know. You kinda look a little...

Donald Trump-ish?

You kinda look more like a gangster to me.

- Really?

- Except for the sparkly phone.

- That's part of it.

- Hmm.

Come with us.

We do more than work, you know.

We explore, like, America. We party.

A whole bunch of shit. It's cool.

[VAN ENGINE STARTING]

- Hey, yo, Jake!

- [HONKING]

- I think they want you.

- Everybody wants me.

- Let's go, man.

- I don't.

Yeah, you do.

No, I don't.

- F*ck, okay.

- Let's go.

Come on, Jake.

- Last chance.

- [HIP-HOP MUSIC PLAYING]

- [MAN] What's up, bro?

- Hey, last chance.

Tomorrow morning. Motel 6.

Star?

Star!

Shit.

[RUBIN CHATTERING]

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Andrea Arnold

Andrea Arnold, OBE (born 5 April 1961) is an English filmmaker and former actress. She won an Academy Award for her short film Wasp in 2005. She has since made the leap to feature films and television, including Red Road (2006), Fish Tank (2009), and American Honey (2016), all of which have won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Arnold has also directed four episodes of the Emmy Award-winning series Transparent, as well as all seven episodes of the second season of the Emmy Award-winning series Big Little Lies. more…

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