The Beach Bum (2019) - Comedy

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

IMDB: 5.5
Director: Harmony Korine
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg
Length: 95 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 82 out of 281 found boring (29.18%)

One-line Reviews (149)

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

Don't waste your money .

I enjoyed it until the attacked a senior citizen in a wheelchair for money - satire .

The music is good and the ocean was pretty but this movie was so utterly pointless.

It's a terrible and pointless movie.

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


Waste of time .

Don't waste your time or money on this "movie"!

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.

There is basically no story at all.

A waste of time.

Actor's performance is good but the movie is super boring.

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

Waste of time .

Stupid movie, waste of time .

The scene on the dolphin boat was pointless and made even worse by having two children as a part of the group in the scene.

I just watched this completely pointless movie...

) there was no plot.....

However there was no plot, no depth, no message and not much work required from the cast.

Worst movie ever!

One of the worst movies ever made .

No storyline at all and Matthew only shouts and drinks and is really annoying.

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.

Pointless vulgarity .

Great Acting Great Filming Great Message About Life Plot was dark and unpredictable.

Likely this is the worst movie I have seen in the last 20 years.

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.

Starts out a bit slow, turns tragic, then hilarious and then back to slacker cinéma vérité.

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

Plus the overly gratuitous use of topless females adds little and also becomes tedious.

Just boring.

The film had no plot to speak of and rambled on and on repeating the message: take drugs and ignore your responsibilities.

One of the worst movies I have ever seen.

good grief, what a waste of time.

And the Flicker episode is the most engaging of the film.

Seriously, it's just a self indulgent excuse for a movie.

Very enjoyable film.

Without Matthew it would be a C movie, with no story and bad acting, incoherent screenplay and bad edits...

Boring and pointless.

No plot.

Spoiler, nothing happens.

I like Isla Fischer, love Snoop Dogg & Jimmy Buffett, but the movie is pointless & a waste of time.

only watch if you want to build your boredom tolerance.

Waste of time .

There's very little plot, narrative or seemingly point to Korine's newest dosage of neon tinged oddities as Moondog works on a new collection of life musings for publication, has to deal with relationship and fatherhood dramas that includes issues with his wife Minnie (an underutilised Isla Fisher), rehab with Zac Efron's Flicker and parties with Snoop Dogg's hip hop star Lingerie.

worst movie I've ever seen .

The Beach Bum is Neither Funny or Entertaining, Its Just Horrible on Every Level .

Matthew McConaughey plays Moondog, a poet married to a rich woman who drifts through life getting drunk, getting high, engaging in sexual activities,forgetting his daughter's age and wedding, hitting people into the water,stealing boats, and causing an obscene amount of damage to other people's property.

This movie is pointless

He has everything, then he has nothing, then everything again, and so on.. - pointless.

This is one of the times where you wonder, how a movie with so many great actors in it, turns out to be one of the worst movies you´ve ever seen?.

total waste of time...


Even if I was in the movie, I would have walked out and asked for my money back.

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.

What a waste of time.

Turns out I enjoyed it quite a lot, and it made me laugh a fair bit which movies rarely do these days.

Completely pointless without a beginning or end.

Now, The Big Lebowski is also pretty all over the place, but it had really strong characters, strong performances, a ton of great comedy and genuinely fascinating philosophy.

Worst movie ever !!!.

Save your money and time and skip this snooze fest.

He and Flicker stealing from the handicap guy is the first intriguing moment and then it quickly fades away.

The film was rather pointless which seemed to be the point.

I enjoyed it.

There are a couple good passages where I laughed out loud but overall it's a bit weak and pointless.

Boring, no humor, no story - better waste your time somewhere else than watching this.

What makes this film special, at least in my opinion, is that there is no message or solid story per say.

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

maybe that is the purpose of this film, slow down and take a second to just enjoy things that are fun.

It goes in one direction for a while, gets bored of that, goes in another direction, sees what happens there, etc. Of course, it's just like Moon Dog himself in that regard.

Similar in nature to classic gonzo drug addled trip Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Beach Bum clearly wants to throw us into the mindset of a woman loving, work hating, grass smoking "genius" but Korine struggles to make Moondog an actual likeable or fun figure and while McConaughey even at his worst point can be devilishly charming and engaging, he too can't save The Beach Bum from becoming nothing more than a trip to boredom with a lot of wasted talent at its disposal.

"But this is the story of the death of a dream" I was stoned and down a couple beers but I really thought this movie was enjoyable.

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

This movie is just a whole new level of failure, no story, no script, nothing funny at all and it's utterly boring, I had to live the movie theater after 30 mins after trying to convince myslef that I drove all the way there and paid the money .

Through tragedy and trauma of a stoner in a wild world it kept me captured, funny and well worth watching, I'll be watching it again if it's not just for Isla fisher in a bikini.

The movie is also entertaining and not boring, which is more to say than some movies.


What a vanity, self indulgent piece for all involved.

This is a pointless and meandering mess and if it had something to say, it missed that goal by miles.

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.

I've always enjoyed McConaughey's films and the roles he plays, but between an empty plot, gratuitous, bare-breasted women and the ever-present weed smoking, there was never time for a real story.

The positive reviews from the professional critics are just boggling, this is one of the worst movies I've seen in the past few years and its an AVOID AT ALL COSTS recommendation from me.

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.

Bad directing, writing, acting, everything.. This is the worst movie I've ever seen Matthew McConaughey, Snoop, Isla, or even Jonah in.

Pointless .

Huge Waste of time .

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

This is the worst movie I've seen in my life.

Save your money, this is junk.

Barely entertaining- very loose and lame story.

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

Winner of the worst movie ever.

The entire film dragged.

Just a poor, boring waste of time .

No storyline it's so dumb I wouldn't even call it a comedy.

They're all arrogant, self-indulgent idiots who just spew garbage most of the movie.

dull charmless trash .

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.

Second half is so boring .

Worst movie seen so far...

Really enjoyed it

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.

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.

Waste of my time .

This movie is complete and utter garbage, waste of time and money.

I guess, he's a believable stoner, as is Snoop, but there's basically no story.

Entire film full of boring conversation!

Nothing redeeming, interesting or entertaining unless you like to watch MM playing a drunk stoner.

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

Strange art-stoner flick, but entertaining in fits .

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.

Pointless and disapointed .

McConaughey and friends hacked and dragged themselves through an incomprehensible story that focused on drugs, often with the inclusion of gratuitous nudity.

While apparently a lot of people have taken issue with an alleged lack of plot for Harmony Korine's latest, my viewing experience didn't coincide with that point of criticism at all.

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

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

There's no story.


Do waste tour time.

If all movies were the same format, storyline, CG, score, and predictable ending....

pointless garbage .

Boring and useless.

Waste of time .

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

Bored to freaking death.

even jonah hill looked like a bad comedian..pointless garbage made for ????

Scientists have been using this movie to treat insomnia with startling success.

The rest of the words are just a waste of time.

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.

Bad, meaningless movie.

Simply pointless.

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.

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.

Well worth the watch .

It is an interesting effect, but I wouldn't call it an entertaining one.

A Weird, disjointed drug fuelled adventure .

It's such a boring heap of ....

Complete waste if time and money.

Self indulgence boring rubbish .. unless you are a stoner .

Even if you are bored like I was .. watch something else .. unless you are high

Don't waste your time.

Even though watching it was a very useless waste of time, I still liked the concept about people being accepting and never feeling any anger.

So boring and pointless...

The whole experience of this movie is best described simply as a description of the emotion of emptiness Dull and repetitive from start to finish.

This one takes you on a unique trip; fun dark unexpected comedy from start to finish.

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.

You will either be delighted or bored and annoyed.

It is strange, disjointed and like trying to recollect the events after a 10 day binged on the beach.