IMDb Rating: 7.0/10
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Director: Andrea Arnold
Release Date: 14 October 2016
Star Cast: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough
Director Andrea Arnold is now cinema’s foremost chronicler of youthful passion. Fish Tank, Wuthering Heights and this new road movie focus on characters on the brink of adulthood, throwing themselves headlong after love and life. They appear heedless, but the common thread between Arnold’s heroines is they’re already familiar with life’s cruelties, and risk everything to find a place of safety.
Semi-improvised on a route across the Midwest, a young woman called Star (newcomer Lane) leaves an abusive home where she relies on dumpster-diving to feed the children in her care. Sparks fly with Jake (LaBeouf), chief salesman in a group of young people peddling magazine subscriptions door-to-door, and he invites her to join them. Soon she’s knocking back booze and drugs with this new gang, gazing wide-eyed at the high-rises of exotic Kansas City.