The Beach Bum (2019) - Comedy

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A rebellious stoner named Moondog lives life by his own rules.

IMDB: 6.2
Director: Harmony Korine
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg
Length: 95 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 24 out of 79 found boring (30.37%)

One-line Reviews (43)

A waste of time.

However, when the film's pace begins to slow, it's like the lights coming on in a club.

) there was no plot.....

This one supplied neither as it depicted a world of white privilege empowerment, utterly formulaic and seen before many times as the hero spins in and out of his delusions of grandeur and "joy" that really mask his attempts at self destruction.

The story and the characters were dull and the recurring theme in the film of "no matter what, just have fun" got incredibly old incredibly fast.

Second half is so boring .

For all the bizarre and nearly metaphysical films that have been directed by Harmony Korine, it really seems like his style is seriously devolving from stunning 8mm film/Dogme 95 style to neon soaked, nudity filled mediocrity.

Worst movie ever!

Stupid movie, waste of time .

DISLIKESAimless wandering Very Slow Very Ridiculous Horrible Means Lazy Writing Cameos are okay Graphic displays of life Not as Witty as I was hoping Too Artistic OverallSUMMARY:Taking artistic approaches is a gamble and sometimes it will only hit the target audience, and that is the case for me for this film.

Similar to Steven Knight's Serenity- McConaughey's previous film- the film is jarringly fascinating enough to lure you in for a deep dive, no matter how banal things turn out to be later, for a brief period it will show you something that not ordinarily films does.

Boring and pointless.

As such, the bottom line comes down to the movie being a little too free spirited itself to make for an engaging story or adventure to tell.

This movie is only good if you're planning to have some sound for falling asleep.

At times, his ramblings, drunken stupors, and facial expressions were entertaining, some well-timed jokes matching perfectly with the theme.

What we are seeing cannot have literally taken place, but we're given an idea of the feeling of it - and it's more entertaining as a result.

There is literally no plot to this movie and I cant believe Matthew took on a role like this.

Just a poor, boring waste of time .

A total waste of money if you go to cinema&pay for it.

In the end this is a very enjoyable movie the features McConaughey at his most McConaughey, waxing poetic while consuming substances, making love, and even playing some bongos.

I understand what he was attempting here, but the bottom line is the movie got stuck in neutral and just became predictable, instead of giving us an insight to a character that is very comfortable in his skin Moondog became a caricature.

In addition, watching Moon dog do horrible things to people, wasn't even that fun for me, with the carefree debauchery more revolting that thrilling to watch as the sad story continued to progress.

Ranks near the top of worst movies I've ever seen.

Worst movie seen so far...

dull charmless trash .

He has a wife that has a lover and a daughter that settled into marrying a man so dull he makes a Mormon seem exciting.

There is basically no story at all.

worst movie I've ever seen .

Don't waste your money .

My girlfriend dragged me to this; she found out the hard way.

As a legend in the art of off-kilter framing and pitying, self-indulgence, Korine puts his muse (Matthew McConaughey as Moondog) in nearly every frame.

The characters then become annoying and boring, the plot holes more obvious, and the movie excruciatingly boring.

If you're a fan of the oddity that is Harmony Korine, this will make you laugh out loud when it gets bizarre, other than that, waiting for those moments can bore you and make your mind wonder.

One of the worst movies ever made .

Save your money, this is junk.

A lot of gratuitous sex and drug use, yet somehow still boring.

Super boring movie with flat characters that show absolutely no developments.

The result is a movie that feels like it's going nowhere for me, with pacing that feels slow as molasses with the minutes dragging by.

The feeling similar to the boozy slow living Jimmy Buffet concert (he's in the film).

I had high expectations given the caste but was stunned by the lack of anything - no depth of character, no humor, repetitive and annoying one dimensional (or more accurately, nondimensional) characters.

Waste of time .

It veers into mania and real darkness and terror, and it is legitimately shocking because he's got his chops as a provocateur (in part because Debie, for all his filters, has a sense of naturalism alongside his director), but the whole experience is riveting.

Beach Bum (2019) 6.4 Act 1 - 6.3 Act 2 - 6.1 Act 3 - 6.7Good McConaughey was born to play this character Fun film Watch Moon dog go on a journey with interesting character Funny at times Martin Lawrence was best part of film Good costume designBad No real plot Overindulgent at times Needed stronger driving force for charter to add real stakes