A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2013)
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Set in a stylized Los Angeles, 'A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLES SWAN III' is a playful comedy of lost love, friendship, revenge fantasies, and Brandy Alexanders. Charles (Charlie Sheen) is a successful graphic designer whose fame, money and charm have provided him with a seemingly perfect life. When his true love, a perplexing beauty named Ivana, suddenly breaks off their relationship, Charles' life falls apart and he swirls into a downward spiral of doubt, confusion and reflection. With
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This giant turkey was produced, written, and directed by Roman Coppola, who must have thought the dumb fantasy sequences, steeped in movieland imagery, would remind people of 8-1/2 (or, at the very least, Head).
The audience finds out just how long 84 minutes can be. The answer: really long.
Perhaps the best thing that can be said about the film is that it adequately depicts the narcissism of its star ...
A movie that doesn't really seem to have any reason to exist, other than maybe to give writer and director Roman Coppola and star Charlie Sheen something to do for a few weeks.
a Walter Mitty approach to justify the decadent and pathetic life of Charlie Sheen
A light (and slight) surrealistic comedy of emotional waywardness -- intriguing enough to qualify as a playful lark.
When the subtlest part of your film is Charlie Sheen's performance, you've got a problem.
And that glimpse reveals that the mind of Charles Swan III is actually a bad movie.
It's a nearly perfect apology for the existence of Sheen2013, packaging him as a man out of time, born too late to be the kind of louche, decadent figure he'd easily get away with being 40 years ago.
At once feeds into and deconstructs the Sheen persona; it also serves as a welcome reminder that, when he's not busy "winning" or having a public meltdown, the man is a charismatic onscreen presence.
An artist-playboy stalking an ex-girlfriend sounds tailor-made for Charlie Sheen, but he and his comedy are rather bland. A not quite fully formed film from Roman Coppola.
It allows moviegoers the dubious pleasure of experiencing what a film by the late Bob Fosse might have been like if only Fosse had been a moron.
Charles Swan III just needs to grow up. And unpleasant as it may be, we deserve more than a glimpse into his mind.
There isn't much interesting about delving into the psyche of a broad, meaningless caricature. Ooh, tell us about your rich internal life, Joe Camel!
Do we sympathize with Swann? Not remotely. Do we find his friends interesting? Not at all.
The guys play victims and lament the poor condition of being horny guys whose significant others won't just be happy with men who make no effort at all.
Proves two things - that Charlie Sheen is a better actor than his public persona and stint on Two and a Half Men may have led you to believe and that he needs to find a character to prove that instead of this riff on his real-life drama.
Audience Reviews for A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
- Charles Swan III: I don't need some guy in wingtips to tell me I'm suffering!
- Charles Swan III: How can you be so sweet to the toothbrushes and such a bitch to me?
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