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, to the disapproval of their soon-to-wed daughter Heather and his agent Lewis. Moondog flirts and cheats with several women he meets on his journeys, while Minnie is in a passionate affair with Moondog's friend, R&B 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, 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 and dancing, culminating with Minnie drunkenly driving into oncoming traffic. Moondog escapes with minor injuries, but Minnie dies in the hospital shortly after. Half of Minnie's estate goes to Heather, while Moondog's half is frozen and placed under Heather's control; she will grant it to 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 a group of 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 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 on March 9, 2019 (SXSW), on March 22, 2019, on March 28, 2019 (Germany), on March 29, 2019 (United States) and on October 25, 2019 (United Kingdom) by Neon, Constantin Film, SF Studios, The Searchers, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Front Row Filmed Entertainment, Highlight Film, NOS Audiovisuais, Universal Pictures, VVS Films and Vice Media.
The duration of the film is 95 minutes. With a budget of $5 million, the film grossed over $4.6 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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