FIND MOVIES
Movie List
Loading ...
or
Find Theaters and Movie Times
or
Search Movies



Did the business-savvy Weinstein Brothers plan this project as a tax write-off? How else to explain the greenlighting of this soggy, monumentally morose excuse for a movie? And with a prissy, passive cry-baby as its central character? That's Sean Penn, improbably cast, with lipstick and eyeliner and a bad hair dye, as Cheyenne, a sad-sack ex-rock star (we learn nothing of his music) who has spent 20 years hanging about his Dublin estate feeling sorry for himself. Somehow, a lunatic plot line emerges: Cheyenne, we discover, is Jewish, which sends him meandering through America seeking revenge on the hidden Nazi who humiliated his father at Auschwitz. Believe that, and believe the Pope is pro-choice. Frances McDormand is absurdly wrong as Cheyenne's loving wife, but there's a fun campy scene with David Byrne as himself, and five good minutes with Harry Dean Stanton in a diner.

  Topics: Reviews , Kendall Square, Sean Penn, review,  More more >
| More


Most Popular
ARTICLES BY GERALD PEARY
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   REVIEW: LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE  |  March 12, 2013
    A decent little movie, but hardly a major one, from Iran's master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, who, self-exiled, here shoots in Tokyo with an all-Japanese cast.
  •   REVIEW: THE GATEKEEPERS  |  February 26, 2013
    Great cinema journalism, The Gatekeepers was the National Society of Film Critics' winner for Best Documentary of 2012.
  •   REVIEW: THE LITTLE FUGITIVE (1953)  |  February 27, 2013
    It's the 60th anniversary of this pioneering American independent feature, which greatly influenced both cinema vérité documentarians and the French New Wave.
  •   REVIEW: HOW TO RE-ESTABLISH A VODKA EMPIRE  |  February 20, 2013
    Daniel Edelstyn launched this film project after reading the spirited diary of his late grandmother, Maroussia Zorokovich, whose wealthy Jewish family split from Ukraine as the Bolsheviks were taking control.
  •   REVIEW: HAPPY PEOPLE: A YEAR IN THE TAIGA  |  February 12, 2013
    What Robert Flaherty did with title cards in his silent Nanook of the North , Werner Herzog manages with declamatory voiceover in Happy People : romanticization of the austere, self-reliant lives of hunters and trappers in the icebound north.

 See all articles by: GERALD PEARY