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This Must Be the Place

HD   R Closed Captioning

Paolo Sorrentino

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About the Movie

Cheyenne (Sean Penn of MYSTIC RIVER, MILK) 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. While there, he discovers his father had an obsession: to seek revenge on one of his Nazi captors who humiliated him during WWII. Searching for peace with his father's death and combating a mid-life crisis, Cheyenne decides to pick up where his father left off and starts a journey, at his own pace, across America. Also starring Frances McDormand (MOONRISE KINGDOM, ALMOST FAMOUS), Judd Hirsch (TV's DAMAGES, TOWER HEIST), and Kerry Condon (UNLEASHED, TV's LUCK).

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 82
  • Fresh: 53
  • Rotten: 29
  • Average Rating: 6.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The plot turns are playful as well as jolting, and the visual shocks are gentle: a bison on the porch, the world's largest pistachio, Mr. Penn in his makeup. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Nov 1, 2012

Fresh: If the movie doesn't entirely get past its hard-to-buy premise, director Paolo Sorrentino does have the courage of his convictions, not just embracing every contradiction but spinning many of the story's contrivances into moments of strange, aching beauty. – Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, Nov 1, 2012

Fresh: Penn is astonishing, creating a funny, guileless waif, infusing a faded celebrity figure with tactility and humor. – Chris Packham, Village Voice, Nov 1, 2012

Rotten: The movie replaces emotional precision and intellectual honesty with syrupy sincerity and insistence. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Nov 8, 2012

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Customer Reviews

loved it

one of my favorite sean penn films

poetic and moving

we all change, and thats what makes it strange... this film did not catch my attention for the first 20 minutes or so... however, once i removed myself from the campy awkward atmosphere painting and old rockstars current life.. i started to enjoy the art avenue this film takes.. it soon becomes strangely wonderful... poetic and moving...

Surprisingly entertaining.

What a strange and wonderful art house movie.

This Must Be the Place
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  • $7.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2012

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