The Beach Bum Review

Harmony Korine’s The Beach Bum is an ode the enchantingly uninhibited. A Florida stoner folk legend about chasing life’s ever-euphoric bliss at all costs, torn straight from the pages Jimmy Buffett’s secret diary. As Korine remarked during the film’s SXSW introduction, his latest lime-garnished cinematic cocktail is formulated as a direct response to negative forces that’ve defined mainstream culture over recent years. Mission accomplished – for damn sure – but there’s a stark irresponsibility to the message put forth by Korine’s titular karmic renegade. This wasted-away Margaritaville vagrant who strolls through life, tall-boy in hand, and has everything worked out.

Viewed purely as a device to distract from negative vibes, you couldn’t shoot a more vividly beautified 90-minute substance bender – as aimless as it is gorgeously cinematic. A warning, description, and guiding tagline that shouldn’t surprise fans of Korine.

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the beach bum trailer

The Beach Bum stars Matthew McConaughey in the part he was born to play: a stoner poet named Moondog. Harmony Korine, director of the wild and stylish Spring Breakers helms this sun-and-neon-drenched comedy about “a rebellious rogue who always lives life by his own rules.” McConaughey leads an eclectic cast that includes Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Jimmy Buffett, Zac Efron, and Martin Lawrence. Watch The Beach Bum trailer below.

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The Beach Bum trailer

Matthew McConaughey has been so adamant on proving himself a very serious actor nowadays that it’s easy to forget that he first slouched onto our screens as a smooth-talking burnout in Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused. And just when we were ready to write off McConaughey’s surfer dude typecast forever, he teams up with Harmony Korine in a chaotic movie about a drugged out surfer dude, The Beach Bum. Read More »

new harmony korine project

Harmony Korine‘s (Spring BreakersCheech and Chong-style stoner comedy, The Beach Bum, has found its lead. Matthew McConaughey will play Moondog, who’s described as a charismatic rebel. Korine starts shooting the stoner comedy this July.

Below, learn more about the new Harmony Korine project.

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