This Must Be The Place (2012)

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Cheyenne (Sean Penn) is a former rock star. At 50, he still dresses 'Goth' and lives in Dublin off his royalties. The death of his father, with whom he wasn't on speaking terms, brings him back to New York. He discovers his father had an obsession: to seek revenge for a humiliation he had suffered. Cheyenne decides to pick up where his father left off, and starts a journey, at his own pace, across America. -- (C) Weinstein
Rating: R (for language, some sexual content and brief disturbing images.)
Genre: Comedy , Drama
Directed By: Paolo Sorrentino
Written By: Paolo Sorrentino , Umberto Contarello
In Theaters: wide
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Cast

Sean Penn
as Cheyenne
Judd Hirsch
as Mordecai Midler
Harry Dean Stanton
as Robert Plath
Heinz Lieven
as Aloise Lange
Joyce Van Patten
as Dorothy Shore
David Byrne
as Himself
Olwen Fouere
as Mary's Mother
Shea Whigham
as Ernie Ray
Liron Levo
as Richard
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Critic Reviews for This Must Be The Place

All Critics (82) | Top Critics (24)

Penn has created a colorful tour guide, but in "This Must Be the Place," there's no there there.

Full Review… | November 21, 2012
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic

Writer-director Paolo Sorrentino handles the story with surprising thoughtfulness.

Full Review… | November 16, 2012
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The cast ... is outstanding, dragging the offbeat story through the occasional look-at-me distractions.

Full Review… | November 15, 2012
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Although "This Must Be the Place" holds our attention, it's a little difficult to say where it's headed.

Full Review… | November 14, 2012
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

If you give Penn (and the movie) a chance, the character works, movingly and somewhat miraculously.

Full Review… | November 8, 2012
Washington Post
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The movie replaces emotional precision and intellectual honesty with syrupy sincerity and insistence.

Full Review… | November 8, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for This Must Be The Place

Inert and disappointing

_kelly .King
_kelly .King

A messy movie that throws many narrative elements together without any cohesion, drifting from odd character study to hunt-the-Nazi road-movie - and it is so rambling and disjointed in its structure that it feels pointless, with Sean Penn in an extremely annoying performance.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

A retired Goth pop star tracks down a Nazi who oppressed his deceased father. The script is a bit wonky, but Sean Penn has some great moments in a unique against-type role as the effeminate, tormented ex-rocker.

Greg S
Greg S

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