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Year
2019
Runtime
95 min.
Director
Harmony Korine
Genre
Comedy
Rating *
6.2
Votes *
0
Checks
712
Favs
54
Dislikes
17
Favs/checks
7.6% (1:13)
Favs/dislikes
3:1
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  1. bklooney's avatar

    bklooney

    I don't presume or care to know what Harmony Korine's intention was in making this film as trying to get in Korine's head is basically a waste of time. That being said, I really enjoyed The Beach Bum.

    The movie can be read as one reaction to nihilism. That recognizing the absurdity of existence can result in people that are broken and lost or possibly hedonic and life affirming. All of the tragedy that befalls the main character are of his own making and it would be right if he followed the typical redemptive story arc of Hollywood movies. But this character doesn't need self reflection and redemption. He already knows that he's made a mess of things and his options are to either continue to enjoy his life, knowing that it's limited, or to succumb to the process of redemption which is all consuming.

    The tension in the Beach Bum comes from the expectation of the redemptive story arc, and the titular bum's rejection of that at every turn. He's not a hero in the Joseph Campbell sense, but more of an Absurd Man in the sense of Albert Camus.
    2 years 10 months ago
  2. Nilsmedskills's avatar

    Nilsmedskills

    So few checks and comments, weird. 2 years 11 months ago
  3. kurisu1974's avatar

    kurisu1974

    I like the idea of a Harmony Korine movie more than I like actual Harmony Korine movies. 2 years 11 months ago
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