THE BEACH BUM by Harmony Korine starring Matthew McConaughey

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this is his best movie by some distance. I've never been a fan really, though there are great moments in almost all of his films (the opening of Spring Breakers set to that Skrillex song is still stunning but the rest of it sucks). funniest new movie I've seen in a very long time. just so joyously stupid and fun & the cinematography is beautiful and often breathtaking. most importantly it's 95 minutes, moves at a clip, and packs in more material in less time than anything else he's done. Harmony Korine skeptics and haters should go see it.

flappy bird, Sunday, 31 March 2019 02:04 (seven months ago) link

There were some funny lines in the NY Times pan

"McConaughey finds the limits of his charm quickly"

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 31 March 2019 02:07 (seven months ago) link

But did he exceed those limits?

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 31 March 2019 02:46 (seven months ago) link

my fave HK I've seen is Mister Lonely. not too intrigued by this one tbh

Simon H., Sunday, 31 March 2019 03:16 (seven months ago) link

that and Trash Humpers are the only ones I haven't seen

flappy bird, Sunday, 31 March 2019 03:46 (seven months ago) link

If it's a distance better than Gummo it must be one of the all time greats

or something, Sunday, 31 March 2019 11:31 (seven months ago) link

Trash Humpers is fun and produced the greatest/funniest Q&A I've ever attended

Simon H., Sunday, 31 March 2019 13:53 (seven months ago) link

this is getting raved about by literally everyone i trust

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Sunday, 31 March 2019 14:26 (seven months ago) link

fair warning for moi

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 31 March 2019 15:21 (seven months ago) link

yes temper your expectations for the new harmony korine film morbs

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Sunday, 31 March 2019 15:51 (seven months ago) link

Funniest bit might be Jonah Hill as a โ€œwell I do declareโ€ southern gentleman. Then again, the Martin Lawrence sequence...

flappy bird, Sunday, 31 March 2019 16:39 (seven months ago) link

I'll see anything with "Crimson and Clover" in the trailer, but really, more of this? "The mind that brought you Spring Breakers"???

clemenza, Sunday, 31 March 2019 17:32 (seven months ago) link

My thoughts exactly going in. Itโ€™s so much better than Spring Breakers: lighter, funnier, packed, all comedy, no stupid dayglo ennui.

flappy bird, Sunday, 31 March 2019 17:39 (seven months ago) link

fake riff raff > mm

rip van wanko, Sunday, 31 March 2019 17:41 (seven months ago) link

BN, I really like Gummo fyi

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 1 April 2019 03:24 (seven months ago) link

good thread

Korine came into Ave. A Kim's once when I was working c. 2004 shoved his way to the front of the line to ask if we had the miniseries Jam (2000) I told him to wait and he stormed out in a huff my coworkers were like "DO U KNOW WHO THAT WAS?" (I didn't) anyways that's the story.

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a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 1 April 2019 17:06 (seven months ago) link

acc to my co-workers who were around for these incidents, the best celebrity video store customer was Danny DeVito and the worst was Madonna.

Simon H., Monday, 1 April 2019 17:11 (seven months ago) link

haha what did madge do?

flappy bird, Monday, 1 April 2019 17:12 (seven months ago) link

BN, I really like Gummo fyi

โ€• a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, March 31, 2019 8:24 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

me too! good talk

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Monday, 1 April 2019 17:17 (seven months ago) link

i also loved spring breakers

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Monday, 1 April 2019 17:18 (seven months ago) link

Is this a sequel to Surfer, Dude Y/N?

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 1 April 2019 17:24 (seven months ago) link

haha what did madge do?

Apparently she wanted to buy what was, back then, our sole (VHS!) copy of Seven Beauties (maybe she was doing research for Swept Away? - the timeline fits), but we refused to sell it (presumably because it had been a good earner over the years and it would be too much hassle to replace it). She ended up leaving in a huff. At least, that's how I remember the story being told to me. I wasn't there.

DD apparently dropped a bill in an employee's fundraising bowl to help fund their short film.

Simon H., Monday, 1 April 2019 17:29 (seven months ago) link

it would be such an honor to piss Madonna off

rip van wanko, Monday, 1 April 2019 18:04 (seven months ago) link

asking "Your name?" f'rinstance

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 1 April 2019 18:06 (seven months ago) link

only Canadians will get this one, but an old friend pulled that one on Jean Charest when he came to her magazine shop to pick up his regular newspaper order, complete with making him spell it out

Simon H., Monday, 1 April 2019 18:08 (seven months ago) link

Iggy Pop, a frequent customer at a certain Miami bookstore at which I worked in the early '00s, requested a copy of The Corrections. When I called the other store to send a copy over the next morning, I froze when asked, "Customer name?" I looked over at Igs, smiling coquettishly.

"Osterberg," I said.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 1 April 2019 18:10 (seven months ago) link

we must already have a thread for celebrity clerk encounters

Simon H., Monday, 1 April 2019 18:12 (seven months ago) link

on his next visit he bought a copy of Buddenbrooks!

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 1 April 2019 18:13 (seven months ago) link

lol @ Americans calling Jam a miniseries

steven, soda jerk (sic), Monday, 1 April 2019 18:22 (seven months ago) link

Ciccone that's C-H-I-C-K...

rip van wanko, Monday, 1 April 2019 18:34 (seven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

No idea if this purports to some larger comment on the actual world--the ending suggests a possible Trump film, though I do tend to find such connections where none exist--but mildly diverting, with a weird soundtrack (yacht-rock primer plus...the one Cure song I love).

clemenza, Sunday, 21 April 2019 03:11 (six months ago) link

this is absolutely a Trump movie

flappy bird, Sunday, 21 April 2019 04:46 (six months ago) link

best movie ive seen in years

flopson, Sunday, 21 April 2019 04:50 (six months ago) link

floated out of the cinema

flopson, Sunday, 21 April 2019 04:50 (six months ago) link

I'm glad it's still in theaters, I kept meaning to bump this thread to express my DISMAY that this was apparently a box office BOMB?! I saw something about the distributors dumping it. what gives?

flappy bird, Sunday, 21 April 2019 04:51 (six months ago) link

there were 3 other ppl in cinema when i saw it

flopson, Sunday, 21 April 2019 20:28 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

this seems to be genuinely offending our patrons, but otoh one of the ushers reported to me that an old lady emerged from it yesterday and announced to the lobby "i wish i was him!!" lol

i enjoyed it, didn't seem to want to waste my time

difficult listening hour, Tuesday, 21 May 2019 03:40 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

this was great. Korine has such a fantastic eye, really I will just watch his films for the parade of funny/surprising imagery. Was also interesting that the film doesn't shy away from the trail of destruction anyone living like this would leave behind them, and is more about this fine line he toes between being lovably entertaining and a destructive narcissist

ฮŸแฝ–ฯ„ฮนฯ‚, Monday, 1 July 2019 16:20 (four months ago) link

I had an absolute blast covering THE BEACH BUM for My World of Flops. What a spectacularly silly enterprise!!! In his SECOND big Florida-set flop of 2019, Matthew McConaughey is ... https://t.co/rjjDmNDpiu

— Nathan Rabin (@nathanrabin) June 26, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 1 July 2019 16:33 (four months ago) link

Jonah Hill is terrible in it, is the worst thing I can say about it. Like, just laughably bad.

ฮŸแฝ–ฯ„ฮนฯ‚, Monday, 1 July 2019 16:35 (four months ago) link

on my Netflix queue after The Heiresses.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 1 July 2019 16:35 (four months ago) link

Such a bummer that this came and went without leaving the impression that Spring Breakers did, it's so much better imo.

flappy bird, Monday, 1 July 2019 16:35 (four months ago) link

Eh idk they kinda do totally different things imo, despite sharing a locale and color pallette

ฮŸแฝ–ฯ„ฮนฯ‚, Monday, 1 July 2019 17:54 (four months ago) link

I agree, just bummed that this one didn't stick.

flappy bird, Monday, 1 July 2019 17:59 (four months ago) link

idk Korine having "hits" at all is such a bizarre fluke that I wouldn't expect anything he does to have any kind of broad appeal, even something as funny and star-studded as this

ฮŸแฝ–ฯ„ฮนฯ‚, Monday, 1 July 2019 22:36 (four months ago) link

I'm not talking blockbuster, this one just came and went, hardly promoted, and pretty much everyone I talked to that was a Harmony Korine fan had no idea it was even out.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 2 July 2019 01:20 (four months ago) link

this is a revelation, miles better + more realized than spring breakers flappy & flopson otm

johnny crunch, Saturday, 13 July 2019 21:36 (four months ago) link

moondog @ a convenience store

"you don't sell acid do you?"
"...no..."
"too bad, this place used to"

johnny crunch, Saturday, 13 July 2019 21:41 (four months ago) link

This was good!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 13 July 2019 21:49 (four months ago) link

yeah this movie ruled, one of my fave big-screen experiences of the year somehow. just casts a spell.

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 14 July 2019 13:07 (three months ago) link

overall really dug this. i may have been flying a little high on edibles and wine myself.

jonah was atrocious. also snoop? kind of not great. like he looks cool and sounds cool but there;s something kind of wooden about him onscreen. this generation's Kris Kristofferson.

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Sunday, 14 July 2019 14:22 (three months ago) link

One day I will swallow up the world, and when I do, I hope you all perish violently

johnny crunch, Sunday, 14 July 2019 16:28 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

for the love of god, Harmony, make a Mr. Wack spinoff and call it "Lots of Dolphins, Motherfuckers!"

Westernยฎ with Bacon Flavor, Friday, 16 August 2019 04:12 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

saw it tonight, thought we were gonna pass out laughing during the Captain Wack sequence

Joe Kulak ๐Ÿ˜Ž (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 7 November 2019 22:07 (six days ago) link


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