The Beach Bum review – psychedelic good time

In Harmony Korine’s surprisingly sweet stoner comedy The Beach Bum, Matthew McConaughey bleats like a sheep and rarely opens his eyes all the way. He plays Moondog, a sensualist writer who follows the world where it takes him – into bars, onto boats, after every next joint that will let him experience the world just a bit cooler.

Where drug-fuelled stories often rhyme with disaster and darkness, Korine’s take captures the blissful coming-up period, whimsically cackling along with every wondrous good vibe such a heightened state has to give. The Beach Bum is hazy and relaxed, never neurotic or cautious about the dangers of straying from the status quo.

Read the full review on NME

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