Shia LaBeouf writes and stars in this nakedly autobiographical coming of age story. Thrust into the spotlight by his father James (LaBeouf), Otis (Noah Jupe in his early years, Lucas Hedges as a grown man) struggles to cope with the pressure and resentment of his also-ran dad.
Twisting together his early experiences and his alcoholic adulthood into an inspired and visually compelling mix of dreams, reality and nightmares.
Director Alma Har’el (Bombay Beach, LoveTrue) makes her fiction debut with typically empathetic take on the reverberating effects of trauma. Whatever your feelings about LaBeouf's tabloid behaviour, this is a complex portrait of family and fame that doesn’t let him off the hook.