Honey Boy is a 2019 American drama film directed by Alma Har'el.

Official trailers

Sony Pictures Releasing UK on Friday, November 22, 2019 released the trailer:
Honey Boy - Official Trailer #2 - At Cinemas Now.

Story intro

The story jumps from 1995 to a decade later in 2005 telling the life story of Otis played by two actors: Noah Jupe as the young 12-year-old Otis and Lucas Hedges as the 22-years-old Otis. In 2005, Otis Lort is a movie star who has an extreme alcohol problem. He crashes his car and gets into a violent, drunken altercation with police. He is forced to go to a rehab facility, where his counselor, Dr. Moreno (played by Laura San Giacomo), tells him that if he leaves the facility before they say he is ready, the court will send him to prison for his violent offenses. She says that based on what she's found Otis has PTSD, which he denies repeatedly, but she encourages him to look into his past. Going back a decade earlier to 1995, Otis remembers working as a child actor, who is accompanied on set by his father, James (played by Shia LaBeouf), a former rodeo clown. James is four years sober but clearly on edge and unpredictable, manic and aggressive. The two live in a terrible motel complex where a shy young woman (played by FKA Twigs) lives across from them. Otis is in the Big Brother program at the behest of his mother, despite James's dislike and jealousy. Otis wants to go to a baseball game with Tom (Clifton Collins Jr.) from the program, and James agrees if Tom comes over for a barbecue. To 2005 again, Otis is shown communicating with his rehab roommate Percy (played by Byron Bowers) and continues therapy. He resists the process, finding it unhelpful. Back to his memories, Otis remembers Tom coming over for the barbecue, and James throwing him into the pool and violently threatening him. When he is offered a part in a movie that will be shot in Canada, Otis calls his mother, who isn't sure if James can accompany him because he's a registered sex offender. This causes James to begin screaming at her via Otis, who has to relay both of his parents conversations back to each other.


Shia LaBeouf
James Lort
Lucas Hedges
Otis (22)
Noah Jupe
Otis (12)
FKA Twigs
Shy Girl
Maika Monroe
Natasha Lyonne
Byron Bowers
Martin Starr
Laura San Giacomo
Dr. Moreno
Clifton Collins Jr.
Mario Ponce
Haylee Sanchez
Working Girl 1
Giovanni Lopes
Rehab Nurse
Dorian Brown Pham
Pam (as Dorian Pham)
Greta Jung
Craig Stark
Graham Clarke
TV Dad
Kevin Dunigan
Carlos Rosendo
Leana Chavez
Working Girl 2
Paulina Bugembe
Person in Car
Ben Maccabee
Loud Man
Chala Savino
Loud Woman
Debra Jones
Mama DJ
Isabel Wang
Otis' Fan


The film Honey Boy was scheduled to be released on January 25, 2019 (Sundance, Sundance Film Festival), on November 8, 2019 (United States) and on December 6, 2019 (United Kingdom) by Amazon Studios, United International Pictures (UIP), Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) and Stage 6 Films.

The duration of the film is 93 minutes. With a budget of $3.5 million, the film grossed over $1.5 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Honey Boy got high rating from critics.

External links

IMDB: Honey Boy

Wikipedia: Honey Boy (film)

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