A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III Reviews
I can only say wow, what an utterly and truly piece of garbage this is. The Dallas Observer said that the film "might generously be described as cut-and-paste - or more accurately as 'throw stuff to the wall and see what sticks'". TIME said that the film "does not lead to a deeper understanding of Charlie Sheen. It does, however, demonstrate his compulsion for poor judgment and bad choices. But weren't we already convinced of that?" Roman Coppola has tried to do a Michel Gondry movie and fails miserably. Charlie Sheen was ok as an actor in the beginning of his career, but he has spiralled downwards since then for so many years and as Charles Swan III I can´t think he can get lower as an actor. His pathetic self obsession has sunk his career slowly and I can barely stand to see this worn and torn actor (looking worse than ever) anymore doing the same role with the same name over and bloody over again. What the hell was Schwartzman and Murray thinking when signing on to do this movie? The movie is barely coherent and things seems completely hap hazarded. The low point most be the spanish duet between Sheen and Winnick as Sheen is clearly on something during this scene. "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" is a bizarre odyssey that seems to have been written, produced and filmed during the influence of all sorts of things and it misses the goal by miles of becoming an original black comedy and strange tale. The only positive parts were the lovely Katheryn Winnick and the music from Liam Hayes.
What the hell is going on in this film. The movie is all over the place and it wasn't that funny. It's good to see Bill Murray and Charlie Sheen back on screen, but this movie didn't make that much sense to me. I think that it's supposed to show the thought within Charlie Swan's mind during a break up, but the director had a funny way of portraying the story. I was hoping for a witty comedy, but there wasn't much flow to the film because it skips from one scene to the next. I just hope that Charlie Sheen doesn't make this to be his last movie because its a bad way to go out. Disappointing!
I don't know if there was a moral to this story, with what is happening in Charlie Sheens life at the moment, but I didn't get it. The director really wasted the cast, and the concept didn't have that much thought. I thought that it was a bit weird that I hadn't heard about this film because of all of the media surrounding Charlie Sheen. Anyway, this is a very strange movie and you need a warped sense of humour to find it remotely interesting.
I recommend this movie to people who like there out of the ordinary comedies/drama about a man whose going through turmoil after his girlfriend leaves him. 2/10