VOD Recommendation: An Imaginative, Playful Comedy Starring a Controversial Actor Coming Soon on Demand
02.07.13 by BJSprecher
"I don't think I have the ability to fall in love again."
Journey back in time and take a wild ride through the mind of a man going through a life crisis after being dumped by his one true love.
The Flick: A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
The Skinny: Prolific music video director and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Roman Coppola (son of acclaimed filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola) wrote, directed and produced this whimsical comedy, which premiered at the 2012 Rome Film Festival. The movie has invited comparisons to the works of Wes Anderson, who Coppola has collaborated with on three movies:
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (second unit director), The Darjeeling Limited (second unit director, co-writer, producer) and Moonrise Kingdom (co-writer).
The Players: Set in the '70s, the movie follows the downward spiral of a successful graphic designer named Charles (Charlie Sheen), who suffers from bizarre nightmares and fever dreams after his true love, Ivana (Katheryn Winnick), breaks off their relationship. After hitting rock bottom, Charles struggles to turn his life around, aided by the support of his friends — Kirby (Jason Schwartzman) and Saul (Bill Murray) — and his sister, Izzy (Patricia Arquette).