Second Trailer for Andrea Arnold's 'American Honey' Adds Springsteen
A24 has unveiled the second official trailer for Andrea Arnold's American Honey, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year to some rave reviews. The film stars newcomer Sasha Lane as a teenager who joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and falls for Shia LaBeouf while trying to navigate a life of partying and passion and jealousy. Also starring McCaul Lombardi, Arielle Holmes, Crystal Ice and Riley Keough. This trailer really plays up a few quotes from our friend Ryland Aldrich's glowing review of the film, calling it the kind of outstanding work that we only see once in a generation, capturing the fleeting feeling of freedom and the tireless pursuit of the American dream. They also toss in Bruce Springsteen's "Dream Baby Dream" to help set the mood for this. I'm a big fan of the film, and I hope people check it out.
Here's the second official trailer for Andrea Arnold's American Honey, direct from A24's YouTube:
For more insight, read my review from Cannes where I call this film an "exceptional work of cinema."
Star (Sasha Lane), an adolescent girl from a troubled home, runs away with a traveling sales crew who drive across the American Midwest selling subscriptions door to door. Finding her feet in this gang of teenagers, one of whom is Jake (Shia LaBeouf), she soon gets into the group's lifestyle of hard-partying nights, law-bending days, and young love. American Honey is both written & directed by talented English filmmaker Andrea Arnold, of the films Red Road, Wuthering Heights and Fish Tank previously. This won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival after premiering In Competition at the festival this May. A24 will release Arnold's American Honey in select theaters starting September 30th. Don't miss out on this film.
This looks very good. I think I have seen this same scenario play out too many times in other films though. She will either reform or die. Okay. I will probably still check it out when it hits VoD though.
DAVIDPD on Aug 17, 2016
Ugh, Shia Labeouf. Why, oh why..? Since this looks good without him in it...
shiboleth on Aug 17, 2016
I know many hate on him....But he's a talented actor. Put aside the transformers franchise he's shown potential to be a great actor. Watch A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints.....I think he has it just a matter of continuing to choose some good projects. No questions he's a movie star but can he be nominated for a GG or oscar I think so in time....Look at RDJ....everyone loves a come back. Not saying he's anything like RDJ in terms of acting just problems and was able to overcome....
ari on Aug 24, 2016
Same with Tom Cruise. Dude's nutty off screen, but man, that guy is an awesome actor.
RAW_D on Aug 24, 2016
Well, he still has time to show some change. I really had some not so good experiences watching him earlier so that's why my reaction. But overall, you might prove yourself right. I remember, I didn't like some actors (believe it or not, some time ago, Leonardo DiCaprio was one of them) and later I changed my mind. As for Tom Cruise, hell no, it won't go. I always thought of him as a bad actor. Yes, some of his films might be slightly entertaining but he's repulsive as an actor and as a person. Don't get me wrong, I could still watch his movies regardless his personality. but somehow, nothing with him works for me ...
shiboleth on Aug 25, 2016
What films didn't you like of Shia in the beginning I mean he did a tv show even Stevens followed by a classic childhood book Holes and Disturbia to start his career essentially look scared so teens and hot moms want him and laugh all the way to a Transformers franchise and Indiana jones. Yea his personality is odd but and erratic and even crazy idk after I saw a guide to recognizing your saints and a small part he did in New York I love you I think he was on a path to being more than a movie star there's a big difference there are actors that win blockbuster awards lol and mtv awards and break 100 Mil but won't ever see a real statue. Look at Colin Ferrel made plenty of bombs but the idea of him is that he's a movie star. Anyways moving on to Leo first. I mean really? Did watching what's eating Gilbert Grape not give you enough reason to know he was going to be a star I mean look at his list of films there all impeccable choices and nominated at that age then did Basketball Diaries not to long after which I loved. I mean at what point did you change your mind....Titanic? Idk for me Leo was special the moment I first saw him. As for Tom Cruise who has not won an academy award he is the definition of a true movie star and action packed genius with talent of his own its till hard to be nominated 3 times for an Oscar but he's done iconic films classics born in the Fourth of July, Jerry McGuire, A few good men, magnolia, last sammurai whatever you get the point he's been putting out more than mediocre and for the most part good movies for like 3 decades it ain't easy to stay relevant for so long. Long story short I get how he rubs people the wrong way but no denying he's good but not good enough to win an Oscar unless he takes on something more challenging like what Eddie Redmayne has done these last two years. Sorry for the rant I love film and last thing I'll say is the academy honored Leo for the wrong movie he should have won for potentially 3 other films most notably the aviator. Let me know what you think.
ari on Aug 25, 2016
WHY THE NARRATIVE?! Took me right out of the trailer. WHY THE STUPID VOICE OVER TO TELL US HOW GOOD THE MOVIE IS WHILE FLASHING THE SAME WORDS ON THE SCREEN?!? Terrible trailer for a highly acclaimed movie....pity. Cool poster though....
RAW_D on Aug 18, 2016
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