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The Beach Bum (2019)

R | | Comedy | 29 March 2019 (USA)
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A rebellious stoner named Moondog lives life by his own rules.

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Harmony Korine

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Harmony Korine
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew McConaughey ... Moondog
Snoop Dogg ... Lingerie
Isla Fisher ... Minnie
Stefania LaVie Owen ... Heather
Zac Efron ... Flicker
Jonah Hill ... Lewis
Jimmy Buffett ... Jimmy Buffett
Donovan St V. Williams Donovan St V. Williams ... Snoop's Rasta Pilot
Martin Lawrence ... Captain Wack
Clinton Archambault ... Lawyer
Jerry Ascione ... Homeless Man
Joshua Rosen Joshua Rosen ... Reporter
Tonya Oliver Tonya Oliver ... Drug Counselor
Chela Arias Chela Arias ... Cuban Maid
Ricardo Matallana ... Jose the Pool Boy
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Storyline

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

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Taglines:

You Gotta Go Low to Get High

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive drug and alcohol use, language throughout, nudity and some strong sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site | Oficial Website

Country:

Switzerland | UK | France | USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 March 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Beach Bum See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,763,070, 31 March 2019, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,340,119, 14 April 2019
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Sound Mix:

Auro 11.1 | Dolby Atmos

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Gary Oldman turned down the lead role before the role was offered to Matthew McConaughey. See more »

Quotes

Moondog: One day I will swallow up the world, and when I do, I hope you all perish violently.
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Featured in Conan: Isla Fisher/Mark Normand (2019) See more »

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in a nutshell: full blown madness, dark/violent/nihilistic comic excess, and I liked it (I think)
8 April 2019 | by MisterWhiplashSee all my reviews

How much you like or dislike this movie depends on how much you're into Matthew McConaughey and Harmony Korine making their Cheech and Chong/Hunter S Thompson flick (well, Thompson but as a poet and more The Dude than Raoul Duke).

This is funky, loose, crazy, and dumb, but often wildly funny. I dont know if Korine is going for a terribly deep message, and thats ok! 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. It's his most "conventional" movie in that it isn't aggressively full of oddities, but that doesn't mean it doesn't dance enough there to be what it is.

I knew at times I shouldn't be laughing, or at least questioned it, and I think I can see someone coming to it and not having any of it. I wouldn't be mad if someone told me this got on their nerves - like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, it'll either hit you or it won't. For me, I dug McConaughey (how much this is how he is deep down and how method or who knows what for it, don't care, I was equally charmed and repulsed and couldn't look away) and I dig seeing Martin Lawrence, as the world's greatest dolphin tour guide, make a quasi comeback in one of the more insane comic set pieces I've ever seen. It keeps you on your toes and doesn't let you know how to feel about the shenanigans go down.

Soundtrack is an all-timer (give or tair a Creed song).


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