In Hollywood’s drift towards almost complete devotion towards Big, Branded, Franchise type movies, the endearing Slice of Life film has effectively been kicked to the curb. Independent films (and their ilk) reached their peak in the early 1990’s. Frightened, the big studios established (or purchased) firms that appeared to be independent from the Mother Ship. Today, per plan they are long gone.
Peanut Butter Falcon is small yet an extraordinary film that provides its viewer a wonderful escape from the noise of everyday life but operates within it at the same time.
From Lead to the smallest character role the performances are note-worthy if not uncanny. The reason is that top drawer actors appear to have taken smallish roles, but are rewarded with the ability to leverage from a terrific script and show off their skills.