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A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012)

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A graphic designer's enviable life slides into despair when his girlfriend breaks up with him.

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Grandma
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Izzy
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Ivana
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Paul Benshoof ...
Charlie Dancing Double
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Penny
Lindsey McLevis ...
Lindsey
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Josephine
August Culligan ...
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A graphic designer's enviable life slides into despair when his girlfriend breaks up with him.

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Handsome. Brilliant. Heartbroken.

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Rated R for language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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14 March 2013 (Russia)  »

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First theatrical release for distributor A24. See more »

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During the opening scenes at several points the film crew, lighting and the director can be seen reflected in Swan's sunglasses. See more »

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Referenced in Half in the Bag: 2014 Movie Catch-up: Part 1 (2014) See more »

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Charlie and Izzy
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Not much to glimpse here
5 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's hard to tell whether "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" is a good-natured bit of self-parody on the part of Charlie Sheen, poking fun at his reputation as a compulsive womanizer, or a vanity project designed to showcase the actor's now-legendary sexual prowess and playboy image. I suspect it's the former, but even if it's the latter, it still doesn't make for a very entertaining movie.

In plot, the movie feels an awful lot like a full-length version of "Californication," as a middle-aged, sunglass-wearing Angeleno laments how he's screwed up with the love of his life (Ivana played by Ketheryn Winnick) because he's never grown up enough to stay committed to a monogamous relationship.

Writer/director Roman Coppola's eclectic, scattershot approach alternates between scenes set in reality - or a close proximity thereof

  • and wild, but surprisingly flatfooted fantasy sequences heavy on op


and pop visuals and graphics (Charlie is himself a successful graphics designer) and light on originality and cleverness. Apparently, there's not really all that much worth taking a glimpse of in ole Charlie's mind after all. Indeed, despite a big name cast that includes Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman and Patricia Arquette, the movie feels an awful lot like a third-rate film school project that somehow got green-lighted by an actual studio.


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