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"The Peanut Butter Falcon," starring Zack Gottsagen, from left, Dakota Johnson and Shia LaBeouf, was an audience hit at South by Southwest earlier this year. [Contributed by Seth Johnson/Roadside Attractions and Armory Films]

“The Peanut Butter Falcon” is a less-than enticing title for a movie. But don’t let that keep you from going to any of the several local theaters showing the indie heart-warmer. It features an impressive and refreshing leading performer: Zack Gottsagen, who has Down syndrome. He escapes his state-designated nursing home and pairs up with Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a scruffy troublemaker on the run. There’s plenty of laughs along the way. But in between is the drama of two very different souls searching for something — perhaps the same thing.

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