Title: The Peanut Butter Falcon Released: 2019 Rated: PG-13 The Peanut Butter Falcon came out August 9th of this year and it’s just one of a few movies that stars someone with special needs. The Peanut Butter Falcon is playing in limited movie theaters in different states right now. You can find information about where it’s playing at http://www.thepeanutbutterfalconmovie.com.
A short summary of the movie is that Zak is a boy with Down Syndrome who wants to become a wrestler. He runs into Tyler, who becomes Zak’s mentor to help him reach his dream of becoming a wrestler. What I liked about this film is that it stars someone with special needs. There is a need for more movies and tv shows like this because kids and adults with special needs can be inspiring, and can inspire you to do things everyday.
A person who knows someone with special needs see them for who they are and not their disability.
The cool thing about this movie is that Tim Shriver (Special Olympics) was one of the producers for the film, along with Anthony K. Shriver (Best Buddies) and Michelle Sie Whitten (Global Down Syndrome Foundation).
If you want to know more about the Peanut Butter Falcon you should check out my KatnNat Podcast with my BFF Katie Hut where we talk with our friend Dan Smrokwski. He talks about his own Special Chronicles podcast interview for the Peanut Butter Falcon movie, and why it’s important that kids and adults with disabilities should be seen more in movies and television.