The Beach Bum

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"You gotta go low to get high."
  • R
  • 2019
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 5.5  (24,598)
  • 55

In the 2019 comedy film, The Beach Bum, Matthew McConaughey stars as Moondog, a rebellious and free-spirited poet who spends his days indulging in drugs, sex, and alcohol on the beaches of Florida. He lives life by his own rules and refuses to conform to society's expectations. Moondog is a well-known local legend, and despite his unconventional lifestyle, he has managed to gain the admiration of many. His marriage to his wealthy wife Minnie (Isla Fisher) has allowed him to experience a lavish lifestyle, but after a tragic accident, he finds himself at rock bottom.

To regain his footing and find inspiration for his writing, Moondog embarks on a journey of self-discovery, where he encounters a slew of eccentric characters including his best friend Lingerie (Snoop Dogg), who is always ready to provide him with drugs and life advice.

Throughout the film, we see Moondog navigate his way through the different social circles of Miami, from a yacht club party to a prison cell. His journey is chaotic but always filled with laughs and excitement.

Director Harmony Korine's visually stunning film makes use of vibrant colors and psychedelic imagery to complement the film's playful tone. The cinematography captures the essence of Miami’s beaches, giving viewers a taste of the carefree lifestyle that Moondog embraces.

While the film carries a free-spirited and fun-loving tone throughout, it deals with themes of loss, addiction and redemption. McConaughey delivers a memorable performance in his portrayal of Moondog, who is a character both endearing and frustrating to watch. Snoop Dogg also steals the show as Lingerie, providing comedic relief and a level of absurdity to the film.

Isla Fisher and Martin Lawrence also deliver strong performances in their supporting roles, rounding out the cast perfectly.

Overall, The Beach Bum is an indulgent and entertaining film that will leave viewers laughing and possibly questioning their own life choices. It is a surreal ride that is impossible to predict, but endlessly fun to watch.

The Beach Bum is a 2019 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5 and a MetaScore of 55.

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