The Beach Bum
Director: Harmony Korine
Writer: Harmony Korine
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Stefania LaVie Owen, Martin Lawrence, Zac Efron, Jonah Hill, Jimmy Buffett
Seen on: 8.4.2019
Moondog (Matthew McConaughey) is a poet who has become somewhat of a local legend. He lives a life of leisure, ambling around the Florida Keys, every once in a while even writing something. He can afford this thanks to his wife Minnie (Isla Fisher). Their marriage is not really happy though, with Moondog sleeping with any woman he meets and Minnie having an affair with Moondog’s friend Lingerie (Snoop Dogg). Moondog and Minnie’s daughter Heather (Stefanie LaVie Owen) is about to get married and when Moondog misbehaves at her wedding, he not only angers Heather, it sets a chain of events in motion that changes things for Moondog.
I was doubtful about watching The Beach Bum – it didn’t seem like my kind of film at all. But it is a film by Harmony Korine, so I wanted to give it a try anyway. Unfortunately, I should have listened to the doubtful voices in my head – they were right. The Beach Bum is so not my film.
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