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This Must Be The Place starring Sean Penn

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This has made some festival waves and is getting a theatrical release.

post #2 of 9
Terrific trailer.
Some startling images....
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What an overlooked movie this is!

A wonderfully original story riddled with the blackest of humor.
Skillfully and imaginably told, with fine cinematography.

SP gives one of his best performances ever.

The AV of the BD is superb.
Will be adding this to my collection very soon.
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Added it to my queue.
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What an overlooked movie this is!

Yes, it is. Heard about from a friend, and was skeptical at first. Once I started watching, I was hooked right away. It's very European in its set design, color palette, pacing, and cinematography, and I mean that in a very positive sense. Few would mistake this for an American production -- again, I mean that in a very positive sense -- even though much of the story takes place in the US.

It works really well and is a sad, poignant, and bizarre tale. Sean Penn and Frances McDormand (always love her) turn in great performances, and the newcomer Eve Hewson who plays Mary is wonderful. We're going to see more of her in the near future. EDIT: I should have added that Eve Hewson is the beautiful daughter of U2's Bono (a/k/a Paul Hewson).

I also loved seeing Harry Dean Stanton appear in a brief role. He's an acting treasure and never fails to amaze. Oh, and David Byrne is in it briefly too, in case you couldn't guess from the title.

Anyway, really good offbeat film. Not everyone will enjoy it, but for those with an open mind who can appreciate odd little films, this one can delight.
Edited by Will2007 - 5/21/13 at 11:02am
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This Must Be The Place doesn't much appeal to me. As much as I admire Sean Penn's talent, his performances tend to do more to wear me out more than they do to entertain me. When and if this film shows up on HBO or Showtime I may see it but certainly not before then.
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Yes, it is. Heard about from a friend, and was skeptical at first. Once I started watching, I was hooked right away. It's very European in its set design, color palette, pacing, and cinematography, and I mean that in a very positive sense. Few would mistake this for an American production -- again, I mean that in a very positive sense -- even though much of the story takes place in the US.

It works really well and is a sad, poignant, and bizarre tale. Sean Penn and Frances McDormand (always love her) turn in great performances, and the newcomer Eve Hewson who plays Mary is wonderful. We're going to see more of her in the near future. EDIT: I should have added that Eve Hewson is the beautiful daughter of U2's Bono (a/k/a Paul Hewson).

I also loved seeing Harry Dean Stanton appear in a brief role. He's an acting treasure and never fails to amaze. Oh, and David Byrne is in it briefly too, in case you couldn't guess from the title.

Anyway, really good offbeat film. Not everyone will enjoy it, but for those with an open mind who can appreciate odd little films, this one can delight.
Couldn't agree more....you've summed it up better than I.

To those interested in giving it go: give it 40 minutes, if you aren't intrigued where the story and character is going, dump it.

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This Must Be The Place doesn't much appeal to me. As much as I admire Sean Penn's talent, his performances tend to do more to wear me out more than they do to entertain me. When and if this film shows up on HBO or Showtime I may see it but certainly not before then.
Do give it shot...you may like it.
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Do give it shot...you may like it.

I will give it a shot when it shows up on cable, as it inevitably must. That was how I saw The Tree of Life.
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It's currently streaming on Netflix
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