TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - September 7, 2018
He may not make movies that are necessarily about anything, but Harmony Korine has a way of crafting highly watchable movies that just kind of meander around for ninety minutes before abruptly ending. His next effort finds him working with Matthew McConaughey, who cheekily gets in touch with his rebellious, weed smoking, naked bongo playing phase as Moondog in The Beach Bum.
The film's supporting cast feels like a who's who of names pulled straight out of a hat: Isla Fisher, Zac Efron, Snoop Dogg, Jimmy Buffet, and Martin Lawrence—who hasn't made a film since 2011's Big Momma's House 3. It's an eclectic mix to be sure, but it's hard to expect any less from Korine, the reigning king of sun-drenched neon stoner movies.
You almost forget that this is a red band trailer until McConaughey opens his mouth and gives us his Moondog equivalent of his high school girls motto from Dazed & Confused... "Life's a fuckin' rodeo. I'm gonna suck the nectar out of it and fuck it raw dog till the fucking wheels come off." If lines like that appeal to you, I think this might just be the movie you've been looking for. The Beach Bum is due out in March, 2019.