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Plot: Cheyenne, a retired rock star living off his royalties in Dublin, returns to New York City to find the man responsible for a humiliation suffered by his recently deceased father during W.W.II. Runtime: 118 mins Release Date: 10 Nov 2011
I can't lie, i was expecting a "normal" movie by an Italian director, like Muccino's movies- not great, a little weak here and there and kinda boring-! "This Must Be the Place" instead is a great flick, probably the best movie of 2011, great story, amazing acting, a photography that leave you speechless. It's a must see. Plus it make you smile, it's ironic, Sean Penn has fun with his character, he plays with it, his moves and his voice are always perfect, it good to see an actor in such a great shape. This is one of those pictures that remind you why going <more>
to the movie is such an amazing thing to do!Ciao ciao, Alberto
A guy who tries to avenge his father. Or not. (by martinegb)
Took me by total surprise. OK, the main character is an aging rock star confronted with the tragedy his estranged father survived. But, really, does it matter that he/she is a rock star between glamor the lip stick will take us back to Rockie Horror ... , all sort of pains linked to aging, search for well earned comfort and plain boredom the film reminds us that we may all be at that point -- all the time? ? This wonderfully minimalist film asks quite directly about memory in our own lives. Buried voluntarily or circumstantially ? showbiz who gains what from remembering tragedies? or, as <more>
the film finally claims, mere distraction are we not all bored? ? The clash between the Holocaust in Cheyenne's life and his passive determination to refuse to know puts the spectator on the edge for virtually two hours, which the exceptionally precise and surprising camera work only accentuates. Those close ups that summarize a person in two seconds! Those pans on landscapes that translate a entire state! "This must be the place" will remind us that cinema is before all, photography: well organized strings of moving images. And sound track. References to Mike Jagger and images of David Byrne are so, so clever. The fact that Patrick Modiano please google him was in the theater when I saw TMBTP at the Arlequin cinema in Paris made the whole experience even stronger. Sean Penn and Frances McDormant are beyond, beyond fabulous and seemed to truly enjoy acting in it Thanks to both! I cannot wait to see it again. And again. And....
Offbeat story of development of character (by gingerrotan)
This project apparently germinated when Sean Penn was directing the jury at Cannes at 2008 and told Italian Director Paolo Sorrentino that he was ready, willing and able to take on a Sorrentino project. The first-time viewer watching Sean Penn apply eye make up and lipstick doesn't know whether his character is a psychotic killer or a sad sack cross dresser, but over time we learn that he is a childlike creature, an aging pop star who can be simultaneously a nitwit and a truth-teller. The Nazi connection was a stretch that took me by surprise; it comes about at the death of Penn's <more>
character's father. Judd Hirsch playing the role of Nazi hunter galvanizes Penn's lost soul into following his father's mission, and together they pursue a neglected Nazi war criminal to a one-personal trailer park in Utah. Great casting here. Harry Dean Stanton has an intriguing bit part. Francis McDormand is the most understanding spouse in the whole world. Very quirky plot. Can't wait to see it again.
The fascination of slowness (by cheshire_cat-303-832772)
This must be the slowest movie I've ever seen, and I was completely fascinated: slowly moving things on screen, a slowly moving camera, a main character who walks and talks slowly, and last but not least, a slowly developing story. In a time when everything has to go faster and faster, this film just takes its time.Cheyenne as a character could have been created by Tim Burton: a weird, lovable outsider who doesn't seem to belong to this world.About Sean Penn's mumbling: English is not my first language, but I didn't think it was that bad. For me, it wasn't harder to <more>
understand Cheyenne than any of the other characters.
A Potpourri of Vestiges Review: Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino's poignant film featuring an exceptional performance from Sean Penn (by murtaza_mma)
Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino's This Must be the Place is a beautiful film featuring an exceptional performance from Sean Penn. A casual viewer is ought to look upon it as a cocktail of a road movie, a detective movie and a Nazi-criminal-hunt movie. But a keen viewer would be able to see through this facade discovering a deeply meaningful work of cinema. The movie can most aptly be looked upon as a soul searching journey undertaken by an individual named Cheyenne overwhelmed by his colossal fear of one day coming face to face with the reality of his own hollow existence. He wears a <more>
weird makeup like a mask to hide his true self from the rest of the world and from himself . Thus, in a way Cheyenne manages to keep himself well protected in this cocoon of his own choosing. His life has a comatose feeling except when playing handball with his wife to it. And to watch Cheyenne drag his body while walking is like witnessing the drudgery of a man doomed to wander in fetters till eternity. There is a sequence towards the end of the film where Cheyenne finally manages to exact revenge on the Nazi who had humiliated his estranged father in the Nazi camps. The poetic beauty associated with Cheyenne's revenge not only underlines the true power of Sorrentino's filmmaking genius but also accentuates why most European filmmakers outwit their American counterparts in their ability to deliver strong and meaningful messages that despite the deliberate level of subtlety involved still manage to pack a powerful punch. The movie's slow pace may pose a challenge to some in the early going but the patient viewer will be thoroughly rewarded. This Must Be the Place is a testament to Sorrentino's range as a filmmaker. Watching the film makes one wonder whether one is watching only one film or a bunch of different films seamlessly blended into one. Sean Penn is a revelation in the role of Cheyenne, which in my opinion also happens to be his greatest performance till date. It's just incredible how great filmmakers push their actors to the limit and invariably get the best out of them even when that actor is someone like Penn who has delivered so many memorable performances during the course of his long and successful career . Luca Bigazzi's cinematography is breathtaking to watch and the music by David Byrne and Will Oldham is simply hypnotic. The film is replete with visual symbolism and allegories and it may require multiple viewings for one to be in a position to appreciate it fully. The movie is recommended to all those who appreciate intelligent and thought-provoking cinema.P.S. Another remarkable Sorrentino film to look out for is The Consequences of Love 2004 .For more, please visit my film blog:http://www.apotpourriofvestiges.com/
You will be really surprised by this vehicle for bad boy Sean Penn. Made up to look something like Robert Smith of The 1980's band The Cure. Soft spoken and philosophically thoughtful, 50+ old punk-rocker/goth Cheyenne makes a strange and belated entry into adulthood. This is all due to his following to conclusion the revenge his late father wished to mete out on a Nazi camp official. There are some fantastic lines that really catch you off guard. The effect is affectionate castigation - pretty much as contradictory as all the other motifs in the film. Watch out for: "I do apologise. <more>
I think I owe it to you to admit I really intended to do that!" Priceless, and laugh out loud funny. Cinematography is wondrous and suits a very large screen. Even ugly places appear desirable - like I said, there is much that is contrariwise! The script works beautifully for all the characters and no actor falls short. It ought to win awards though it is so unlike a 'normal' movie I doubt it will. I think one other actor could have added to the Cheyenne part and that is the comic actor Paul Whitehouse - his Welsh Goth for a certain insurers' TV ads is just the image I envision!
How refreshing it is to sit through an inspirational and yet entertaining story. If you fell in love with Sean Pen during the trailer, you will definitely be happy to know that those two hours will not disappoint you. "This Must be the Place" brings back Penn and his wonderful talent to depict a strange character that doesn't seem to connect with the world around him. It's a delicious journey through the ups and downs of life and the numerous ways of facing them. It's about love and family, courage and determination in searching for what makes sense to you in spite of <more>
what people may think. Penn is extraordinarily funny in a simple way, unpretentiously humble and somehow adorable as a man who sees the world differently from everybody else. I had a wonderful time watching this movie, without that feeling of betrayal left by so many deceitful trailers.
It took quite a while until this movie comes to the US, I do not know why it took so long, yet I hope it gets the response it deserves I saw it in Europe months ago already . Sean Penn is just amazing and the whole movie is something you don't see much in US cinemas. Its so different that there is almost no comparison. Of course it will be a big hit within the Gothic scene, but also the regular movie fan should give it a try. Its very slow paced road trip, but Penn carries that overwhelmingly with his outstanding performance of the character, who reminds of course of Robert Smith, but in <more>
a superb way. The story is very simple and so I leave that totally out, since it would spoil it right away.My favorite scene is when he visits the show from David Bryne playing "This must be the place", keep it in mind and enjoy the show! Its certainly an experience for real movie fans! That it won't be a huge box office hit, most likely, should not hold anybody back who wants to see a good movie!
An entertaining and original film. (by joshua-303-92778)
EDIT: I re-watched this with my mom and liked it even better the second time. I'm not sure my criticism about the strangeness was fair. I found there was a lot which I didn't catch the first time though. ***********I liked this film. It's an original story with an excellent performance from the lead, Sean Penn. Judd Hirsh is also very good.My only criticism is that the director threw in lots of strange scenes. It seems like they want to "break new ground" in the medium. All directors want to do this.Just focus on making a *good* movie guys, that's hard enough.But I <more>
must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?