The Beach Bum

The Beach Bum

DVD - 2019
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tvjunkii666
Dec 19, 2019

One of the worst movies I have ever seen. I have seen some really bad movies, but this is only the third time I have been unable to finish a movie. The story was all over the place and made no sense.

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dschan
Dec 12, 2019

Horrible, did not finish. Entire movie is random scenes of Matt walking around stoned / drunk. That's it. That's the entire movie.

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codoardi
Dec 07, 2019

one of the worst movies we have ever watched. shame on you!

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ooppii
Dec 07, 2019

Really had no clue what story this movie is trying to tell other than bunch of scenes slapped together. Not funny, no drama, poor dialogue, nothing. Lots of skin, just about it. Haven't seen a movie this bad in a long time.

ArapahoeChristine Dec 02, 2019

This movie was a disappointment!

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pl8
Nov 30, 2019

The best film of the year. Somewhere between naturalism and fantasy, an absurd look into the dream world of the less privileged. Honestly, if you don't recognize this as high brow art, following the traditions of Italian Neo-Realism or Brecht, you don't understand film.

Rich people, hypsters, wokesters, Karens, you will NEVER understand this film. You have to be poor to truly appreciate this. This is EXACTLY how average Americans dream. Of course if you made a fortune you would literally blow it up, because f*** you. People don't seem to understand how intelligent average people are, because they don't actually dream about getting rich, they dream about saying f*** you.

This film is brilliant. It has its pulse on the American public (perhaps the world public). It is optimistic about an undefeatable spirit of the average person that is smirking and giggling all the way to eternity, whether that "have's" like it or not.

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Sweden123
Nov 27, 2019

Horrible and nasty !!!

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forgeman
Nov 27, 2019

Sometimes when reading comments you have to take it with a grain of salt because we all don't like what everyone else does. In this case, read the comments and heed them. Do not borrow this movie. I could have made something better by walking around Florida with a hand held camera. When you look at the cast and the premise it might seem like a cool little stoner flick on the surface. And the surface is as deep as it gets. I have no idea how Matthew McConaughey could have ever agreed to such a disaster as this, and lord knows why Jimmy Buffet would ever want to be associated with such drivel. If your idea of fun is watching a washed out pseudo author stumble around in a drunken pot induced haze then by all means, help yourself. Don't say I didn't warn you. Possibly the worst thing ever to come out of Hollywood.

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Navi66
Nov 14, 2019

I only gave it 1/2 a star because you can't register 0 stars. Save 2 hours of your life and don't bother watching it!

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dogstar123
Oct 25, 2019

Bad movie. Do not bother watching this film, it will hurt your common sense. It wasn't even funny. I wondered how they got the money to make it. Laundering drug money?

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jamlover2
Oct 23, 2019

Total and utter garbage! I am embarrassed to admit that I pretty much watched it through, mostly to see if there would be any improvement.

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lukasevansherman
Oct 18, 2019

"It'd be a lot cooler if you did."-Dazed & Confused
Well, the McConaissance was fun while it lasted. After a promising start in the 90s, M Squared (as his friends call him) hit a bad patch with inane romantic comedies like "Failure to Launch" and fizzled adventure movies like "Sahara." But a few years later, he started showing up in interesting movies, gave a career high performance in "True Detective," and, to cap it all, won an Oscar for "Dallas Buyers Club." Since then, we're back to the more erratic M.M. In writer/director Harmony Korine's latest, he plays a role that probably many think he could do in his sleep: a free-spirited, flamboyantly dressed poet, hanging out in the Keys and blissfully indulging in weed, drink, and general dissolution. He has fun with the role, but it's a bit one note and veers into monotony. It seems he may be due for re-evaluation/redemption after a car accident and mischief that lands him in rehab, but nothing really changes or fazes him, which I guess is sort of a virtue? Korine doesn't so much make a film as a bunch of loosely connected scenes populated with a bunch of colorful characters, shot in a kind of day glo music video haze, and featuring an eclectic class, which includes Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Zac Efron (with some truly terrible hair), Jimmy Buffett as himself (it's the role he was born to play), and Jonah Hill, using a thick as molasses Southern accent. When Martin Lawrence shows up as a dolphin tour captain, you're like, of course he does. I don't think it's as bad as most of the others make it out to be, and I do think Korine is a talented, if decidedly unfocused, filmmaker, but, like the song that plays on the soundtrack, you'll find yourself asking "Is That All There Is?" It can be seen as a sort of companion piece to his previous film, "Spring Breakers," which had a similar level of decadence, but a darker core and a more satiric spirit.

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Sphere47
Sep 19, 2019

In the beginning, I really wanted to like it. By the middle, I was hoping to at least make it worth my time. By the end, I envied my wife who fell asleep half way through.

I didn't find it shocking and avant garde. I found it indulgent and empty of any real substance.

Just get some local college kids to record themselves going on a bender, it will likely be more entertaining.

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IndyTate
Sep 13, 2019

I was looking forward so much to seeing this film. What a complete waste of 90 minutes of my life!! I'm very forgiving when it comes to movies but this has NO VALUE at all. Matthew McConaughey must have really needed the $$$

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Intrepid12
Sep 10, 2019

That’s 90 minutes I’ll never get back. Putrid piece of a production.

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mmoors
Sep 08, 2019

What a truly horrible movie this is. Moondog (McConaughey) and his merry band of modern-day droogs reap mindless violence on helpless innocents with nary a care or any of the socially redeeming relevance of A Clockwork Orange. Our hero constantly puffs on a doobie as SnoopDog and his homies consume enough cannibis to shame Cheech and Chong. I suckered myself in to watching this until the end, thinking this thoughtless jerkface would get his comeuppance, but no, no justice, no redemption, no reason for this movie. Truly terrible.

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ScoutSami
Sep 03, 2019

So bad. A film like this can only damage MM.s career. What was he thinking?

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waterbrother
Sep 02, 2019

a definite POS

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cplflix
Aug 31, 2019

I rarely comment on a movie but this is so bad I feel I need to warn the entire CPL community. It's complete trash, don't waste your valuable time with this. I watched for 10 mins and had to eject it from my player and go for something else.

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danielshurman
Aug 29, 2019

the only thing that makes this remotely watchable is McConaughey's acting (and that it's only 90 min long), but still: his character's responsible for the impaired-driving death of his lovely/loving wife - and that's just glossed over. really? I was just left scratching my head, asking "why?"

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richmole
Aug 29, 2019

Humour, as they say, is a funny thing...

Take a look at the comments here.

I'll add my own. Extracted the DVD after 20 minutes.

Because it seemed to be going nowhere.
And I didn't like where it was stuck.
Not funny. (To me.)

One star. Just to prove that I hadn't forgotten to rate the thing.

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Jackribecky
Aug 10, 2019

Horrible

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Kayti26
Aug 09, 2019

Sooo disappointed. It never seemed to come together as a coherent thought. Alot of sex, drugs and drinking but it felt forced. The music and scenery were the only redeeming qualities I could find.

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PatAttack15
Aug 08, 2019

It is a really bizarre film but there’s some sort of undeniable charm to it. McConaughey is great as Moondog. I have no idea what Jonah Hill was doing but I wanted more of it.

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It is hard to believe an esteemed actor of Matthew McConaughey's abilities would allow his name to be tied to a dog like this movie. It has no redeeming value. In the script, the acting, the storyline or the cinematic score. -2


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