A new trailer has been released for Sean Penn's crazy weird film This Must Be The Place. When I say crazy and weird, I don't mean it in a good way. This is probably one of the worst films I've ever seen, and I don't recommend wasting your time with it. Watching a trailer is as far as you should go, just to fulfill your curiosity.
Here's what Ben had to say in a review he wrote for it while up at Sundance,
Sean Penn takes on this bizarre affectation that reminds me of a grandmother: pasty white skin, bright lipstick, a weirdly high-pitched titter of a laugh, and long (and I mean LONG) pauses in between words. The film runs 118 minutes, but feels like an eternity; if he had spoken at a normal rate, it could have easily been over in 90 minutes. Non-sequiturs abound, and the transitions from location to location are awkwardly handled and never smoothly executed. The entire movie hinges on the audience investing in his character, but I found him utterly insufferable from beginning to end.
The film also stars Frances McDormand, Harry Dean Stanton and Judd Hirsch. Here's the synopsis:
Cheyenne, a wealthy former rock star (Penn), now bored and jaded in his retirement embarks on a quest to find his father’s persecutor, an ex-Nazi war criminal now hiding out in the U.S. Learning his father is close to death, he travels to New York in the hope of being reconciled with him during his final hours, only to arrive too late. Having been estranged for over 30 years, it is only now in death that he learns the true extent of his father’s humiliation in Auschwitz at the hands of former SS Officer Aloise Muller – an event he is determined to avenge. So begins a life-altering journey across the heartland of America to track down and confront his father’s nemesis. As his quest unfolds, Cheyenne is reawakened by the people he encounters and his journey is transformed into one of reconciliation and self discovery. As his date with destiny arrives and he tracks down Muller, Cheyenne must finally decide if it is redemption he seeks.
After watching the trailer let us know if you want to see the movie or not. The movie comes out on November 2nd.
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