Saturday, February 2, 2013

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III


How is it that a movie starring Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Patricia Arquette, and Aubrey Plaza can premiere quietly on Video on Demand with almost no public awareness?  Easy.  It's absolutely terrible.

Sheen plays a man named Charlie whose life is a complete wreck.  Sound like anyone you know?  I can't help but wonder how much research he had to do.

This one's a total piece of Sheen and easily the worst film of 2013 so far.  So how did it even get made?  Well it doesn't hurt that writer/director Roman Coppola is the son of famed, powerful filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, as well as cousin to Jason Schwartzman and long time collaborator with director Wes Anderson.  In short, he's a member of the Lucky Sperm Club and this is nepotism at its finest.  Despite its cast, Coppola's film is a complete disaster and should be studied in film schools as a model for both terrible writing and filmmaking.  The original tapes should have been destroyed before audiences ever had a chance to see it to save these accomplished actors the embarrassment.  Sheen should be more ashamed of this than his infamous meltdown a few years ago.  Don't waste $9.99 and 85 minutes on it like I just did.

Grade: F

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