Nearly 40 seconds of the new trailer for A24’s American Honey features a gentle, sincere-sounding female voice-over reading quotes from one review of the film written by a male critic. For some reason it struck me as a weird approach and apparently I’m not alone. Commenters on YouTube also voiced their dislike of the bizarre voice-over. Not as bizarre is the use of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dream Baby Dream” in the promotional video. Written and directed by Andrea Arnold, the cast of American Honey includes Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough, and Sasha Lane.
The Plot: “Overflowing with electric, primal energy, American Honey is an immersive, exhilarating odyssey of heartbreaking beauty—a generation-defining movie that celebrates the defiant resilience of young people looking for a place they belong, chasing their own version of the American Dream.”
Watch the American Honey trailer: