Trailer for "Beach Bum," Harmony Korine's new weirdo stoner comedy


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/01/23/trailer-for-beach-bum-har.html


#2

Not to be confused with the other Matthew McConaughey beach movie coming out the same time


#3

Roger That! Surf’s up…


#4

Something something “the part he was born to play” something something.


#5

With my favorite Latin disco track ever in the background!


#6

Ugh. Looks like a watered-down Big Lebowski that’s trying at the same time to be more “edgy.” hard pass


#7

Looks insufferable. At least I look forward to reading the reviews.


#8

I got a bit more of a Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas vibe. Excesses to the excess. Learns some kind of lesson. Roll credits. I’ll also pass.


#9

That. Looks. Terrible.


#10

Finally, an Adaptation / Road Trip mashup from the mind that brought me the inspiring, madcap hijinx of Kids and Julien Donkey-Boy!


#11

Did… they just throw some darts at a big board with every actor they knew?


#12

Korine is an interesting director.
What he has made so far has not been obvious.


#13

I felt that too about some of his early movies, but later ones?

So I hesitate to ask, but I’ll go ahead and do so – what was not obvious (and therefore, presumably of value) about Springbreakers? Cuz that movie came across to me like this trailer does – silly, pointlessly crass, stick-it-in-the-eye-of-the-squares! exploitation.


#14

One could argue that Kids was exploitative but at least it had something unique and special going for it. I can’t say the same about his other films that I’ve seen.


#15

Wow! They remade The Big Lebowski?!


#16

Here’s a previous generation making essentially the same statement…

…but with perhaps less fear.


#17

Fear? Fear of what?


#18

Nothingness?
Um, the vacuum (is that a better answer?)
Generation after generation of nothing to hold on to?

Um, white people problems?


#19

This trailer makes the movie look terrible and annoying.


#20

Huh. I didn’t get that at all. Just because they both revolve around an aging stoner?

Korine films are weird. I didn’t know what to make of Spring Breakers. It was definitely weak on plot and padded out with a lot of annoying “music video” scenes, but it was still kind of interesting. This looks a lot more like that to me.