The Beach Bum is a 2019 American stoner comedy film directed by Harmony Korine.
NEON on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 released the trailer:
THE BEACH BUM - In Theaters March 29, 2019.
Poet Moondog lives a hedonistic and pseudo-nomadic lifestyle in and around the Florida Keys while slowly working on his new book and enjoying life as a local legend despite the common opinion that he is past his prime. His escapades are funded by his wealthy wife Minnie and to the disapproval of their soon-to-wed daughter Heather and his agent Lewis. Moondog frequently flirts and cheats with several women he meets on his journeys while Minnie is in a passionate affair with Moondog's friend and singer Lingerie. After arriving late to Heather's wedding in Miami, Moondog gropes the groom, Frank, in front of the audience. Later, during a talk about Moondog's crude behavior, Minnie confesses her affair to her daughter (which Moondog has no knowledge of). Meanwhile, Moondog and Lingerie smoke cannabis and Lingerie shows Moondog a potent strain of cannabis endemic to an isolated pond in Jamaica which he claims to be responsible for his success. During the reception, Moondog smooths things over with Heather and Frank while they cut the cake. He later witnesses Minnie and Lingerie kissing and, in shock, swims in a fountain and then runs off. Minnie tracks down Moondog at a local bar and the two enjoy a night of intoxicated karaoke, dancing and driving, culminating in a car accident. Moondog escapes with minor injuries but Minnie dies in the hospital shortly after. In Minnie's will, half of the estate goes to Heather while Moondog's half is frozen and placed under Heather's control, which she will grant him once he proves he can mature and finish his novel. In retaliation, and due to Lewis' refusal to book seminars for Moondog due to his work ethic, Moondog recruits several homeless people and trashes Minnie's mansion. To avoid prison time, he agrees to a year of rehabilitation but breaks out of the facility with a pyromaniac named Flicker. The two later part ways as Moondog makes his way back to Miami.
Principal photography began in November 2017.
The film The Beach Bum was scheduled to be released by Neon (distributor) on March 9, 2019 (SXSW), on March 22, 2019, on March 28, 2019 (Germany) and on March 29, 2019 (United States).
The duration of the film is 95 minutes. The film grossed over $4.2 million.
The film had received a "R" rating.
The Beach Bum got average rating from critics. The audience dislikes the film either.
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