Daily Trailer Insights – American Honey Official Trailer 2 (2016)


Fandango Movieclip Channel describe it as

A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a travelling magazine sales crew and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law-bending and young love as she crisscrosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.

What the trailer tells us

I am not entirely sure why they added in a voice over for this trailer, but it greatly distracts it from the purpose of what it intends to do. To be clear, I do not want you to tell me how well the film is going to be perceived; judgement follows once the movie gets its theatrical release. Despite this, the trailer’s intentions for the audience should be given the benefit of the doubt because it has been released in some parts of the world and already is raking in awards and critical recognition.

At first look, it appears the film will try and focus mostly on the teenage girl and the casual lifestyle she has suddenly taken on. The trailer provides this impression that it is not a “coming of age” story but more leaning towards a girl becoming an adult, who has free choices to make within the “American dream”. This freedom that has become of her within her new job looks to provide a variety of different outlandish events that she will enjoy, but she will have to take on with an open mind. There is an undeniable romance in the trailer as well which the film may delve into more in the full-length.

If the trailer does what it intends by firstly showing how a young girl takes on a spontaneous free life within a new job and taking on the challenges of the “American dream”. And secondly risking the consequences of the outlandish behaviour she becomes accustomed. Then I reckon it will be the film we suspect based on the awards and accolades.

I would have given the trailer four stars out of five if it was not for the voice over.

General Information

Starring: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough
Director: Andrea Arnold

Excitement rating: 2 stars out of 5

By Dan Hart

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