- Award Snub: Being a micro-budget, under-the-radar critical indie darling, it was completely overlooked throughout the 2019 award season.
- Awesome Music: The titular track "Honey Boy" may be short, but its use in trailers and in the very first flashback scene give each a feeling of childlike innocence. The film essentially being an autobiography by Shia LaBeouf doubles the intimacy.
- Funny Moments: After finally reaching an understanding, James tells Otis that he's "growing". Otis takes this as him "growing" as a person, when he actually meant that he's literally growing marijuana on the side of the highway.
- He Really Can Act: Shia LaBeouf is already known as a prominent actor, but after years of Creator Breakdowns and other infamous incidents such as the "HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US" art movement, most people were left skeptical. This film however really showcased Shia's raw talent once again, also helped the film is seen as an allegory of what was happening to him mentally from the revelation that he suffered from PTSD and connections to his life (mainly his father).
YMMV / Honey Boy