I think that was the message Shia LaBeouf was trying to portrait in his self documentary Honey Boy.
All jokes aside
Seeing Shia in a different role then I was used to and still coming out strong makes me want to re-watch this movie again.
Assuming this was an excerpt from his childhood they sure did a great job toning it down for us. Yet, still conveying the message that at the end of the day his father was a bad ass too.