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The Beach Bum (Harmony Korine, 2018) Movie • Page 3

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by airik625, May 18, 2017.

  1. SmithBerryCrunch

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    I'm not sure what I was really expected, but I hated this so much.
     
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  2. NJPunkMusic

    Die rad.

    Im affraid this will be my exact reaction. exactly why Ill wait until redbox instead of paying 14+
     
  3. username

    hey you lil piss baby

  4. SpyKi

    I've been in love with her for ages Supporter

    Do you like his other movies?
     
  5. SmithBerryCrunch

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    I've only seen Springbreakers, which I also did not like.
     
  6. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    we're on each other's team Platinum

     
  7. wisdomfordebris

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    This was really good.
     
  8. wisdomfordebris

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    I already find myself wanting to watch this again.

    I think I’m finally going to watch his other work as well.
     
  9. Morrissey

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    I am currently in the Keys. I went on a snorkel trip to a coral reef, and the whole time I was swimming I was thinking of Martin Lawrence.
     
  10. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    I did not like this as much as I’d hoped, but it was fun. Definitely beautiful. The quick scene of the tourist family singing a song made me cry laughing
     
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  11. NJPunkMusic

    Die rad.

    This was ummm ok??
     
  12. Morrissey

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    If this had come out in place of Spring Breakers it would be received a lot differently.
     
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  13. SpyKi

    I've been in love with her for ages Supporter

    I really want to see this but haven't seen it playing at all anywhere near me or online.
     
  14. NJPunkMusic

    Die rad.

    redbox or on demand. i rented it for free with a redbox promo code
     
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  15. Matt

    the bones are their money, so are the worms Prestigious

    They have a Rent 1 Get 1 free promo right now so I will be watching this and Us tonight
     
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  16. wisdomfordebris

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    I would like to read your thoughts on it.
     
  17. AWasteOfATime

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    very hilarious but didnt have the impact of spring breakers on me
     
  18. wisdomfordebris Jun 26, 2019
    (Last edited: Jun 26, 2019)
    wisdomfordebris

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    Same, but it’s also significantly more lighthearted thanSpring Breakers, so that’s to be expected.

    I think they explore different sides of the same coin.
     
  19. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    It’s interesting to me how much Spring Breakers gets brought up when talking about this film because Korine has really never repeated himself. Probably a symptom of that film being his biggest and people not having seen much else or expecting his breakout to define the rest of his output.
     
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  20. JRGComedy

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  21. thedrudo

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    Looking forward to watching this again. Saw it out of curiosity more than anything and ended up surprised by much of it.
     
  22. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    I might watch it again tonight
     
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  23. Matt

    the bones are their money, so are the worms Prestigious

    That was a blast
     
  24. Morrissey

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    It is hard to recapture the magic of Spring Breakers. Anyone who had a familiarity with Korine's work had a different appreciation for the way he took these child stars and made a film that was still in his style but at a much higher budget. Unfortunately, it makes The Beach Bum feel like Spring Breakers 2, but there is more there than that.

    The film subverts expectations in a lot of interesting ways. Moon Dog is such a preposterous person, but since you know he is a world-renowned poet you expect there to be some sort of genius lurking underneath. When it turns out the silly thing he turned out at the beginning of the film is part of what wins him so many accolades, you see the typical Korine tactic of skewing perception. The daughter's marriage is so bizarre and the divorce seemingly moreso, because Korine treats side characters as devices rather than full people. This allows him to focus on the hedonism present in that part of Florida.

    I have lived in Florida my entire life. I grew up near Miami, and just last week I took a trip to the Keys. He captures that energy very well; Key West is quintessentially tourist, but the rest of the Keys are just retired rich people and the service people who have traded access to a lot of things (it is an hour to get from the mainland to the first Key, three and a half hours the whole way) for a bohemian lifestyle. It is not the multicultural hub of Miami or the tourist trappings of Orlando, but a very relaxed atmosphere. Korine, in both of the films, is getting to that in a way, but having more sympathy for the people than the increasingly dumb ways people dismiss Florida because of what the northern part of the state does.

    I don't have a strong opinion on the overall quality of the film. I enjoyed it and laughed, but not much else.
     
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  25. angrycandy

    your mustache is crooked Prestigious

    it's a terrible movie but I kinda like it
     
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