Parent reviews for Honey Boy

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Common Sense says

age 16+

Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 17+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 1 review

age 16+

Feels a bit too real

An excellently acted film that feels too real. There are moments of intense sadness, for everyone in the film, but definitely for young Otis whose fragility is palpable. His dad's fragility is also palpable, but as a grown man it relays a different type of energy when he is exposed. The film is harrowing and unrelenting with its honesty and brutality. When your parents are in pain and doing the best they can, but it causes a lot of pain and havoc that is difficult to heal, what can you do when you still can't look away?
age 17+

Very good!!

It's a great movie. I got a little confused in the beginning but I caught on real quick. A must see.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 17+

Honey Boy

This movie is carried Shia Lebeouf and Noah Jupe through their incredible performances. The script is raw and real, a glimpse into Shia’s troubled childhood. While not everything in this movie works, such as a certain relationship with a girl, the movie rarely fails otherwise. A perfect run time allows for balanced pacing, and an incredibly emotional movie. Definitely one of the best movies to come out this year and hands down Shia’s best performance. The mature subject matter is definitely not optimal for children, as it features lots of swearing, abuse, and a theme of drugs and alcohol.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking