The Beach Bum
An American Dream presented as perverted, and decaying, yet splashed in neon and soaked in sunshine, The Beach Bum's brilliant embrace of body, pleasure and art feels like Paradise. - NPR
“Korine is, above all, an experiential filmmaker, and in The Beach Bum, he’s guaranteeing the audience an unforgettable experience.” – The Atlantic
Re-teaming with cinematographer Benoît Debie (Climax) Harmony Korine serves up his latest slice of neon-hued debauchery – trading in the gun-toting college co-eds of Spring Breakers for a bongo-playing, bong-smoking hippie by the name of Moondog (Matthew McConaughey, in the role he was born to play). Moondog used to be a successful poet, but these days he’s too busy smoking weed, hitting the bottle and romancing the ladies to do anything remotely creative. Since his wife is stinking rich, there’s really is no great urgency but when his luck runs out and he finds himself without a cent to his name, it becomes time to finish that novel he’s always been meaning to finish. But it sure can be hard to focus when you’re surrounded by such colourful characters; a religiously inspired pyromaniac, a dolphin-obsessed sea captain, a suave marijuana connoisseur, a scruffy beach singer, and a coke-addicted parrot just to name a few. Co-starring Snoop Dog, Zac Efron, Martin Lawrence and Isla Fisher, The Beach Bum is a refreshingly free-spirited and subversive comedy, one part farce, one part stoner satire and one hell of a rollicking good time.