Ladies and gentlemen, "American Honey" is a near impossible movie for me to review. At its core, I love the story telling, independent spirit, and focus on a group of individuals unknown or cast to side by society. As a lover of film, these are things I find tremendously enthralling. On the other hand, this film challenged me with its novelty. I think most general movie goers find independent film challenging, because more often than not the films possess a way of insisting upon themselves. They preach purity and scream for quiet focus in the world of film. To me, "American Honey" does this. It doesn't provide you with baited stories and easy to love characters. From beginning to end, it does things to shake the norm. For this reason, it is impossible for me to provide a complete review. Maybe I am still sitting with the film. Maybe I need some more time to process. Whatever it is, I do recommend seeing this film, if for no reason other than challenging the status quo.
Be good to each other,