Steve has a 15-minute rule. You have got to give a film 15 minutes to prove itself. If after 15 minutes you can easily walk away, then do it. Don’t waste your time on a movie, if after 15 minutes you haven’t connected with the characters, or the story hasn’t drawn you in.
Don’t worry. The Peanut Butter Falcon is not a bad movie. JJ and Steve agree that the beginning may not draw everyone in. Give it time. By the time the paths of our two main characters cross you will likely be invested in them enough to want to watch the rest of their journey.
Is there magical realism woven into the end of this film? Possibly. Will kids want to carve watermelon helmets after watching this? Maybe. Is this a film that the whole family can watch together and enjoy? Steve and JJ disagree. Listen in to find out why.
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