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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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Ivana
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Charlie Dancing Double
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Lindsey McLevis ...
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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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Comedy

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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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As Loucuras de Charlie  »

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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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So Much Music
Performed by Liam Hayes
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Charles Swan is a chaotic mess
13 May 2013 | by See all my reviews

A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLES SWAN III is just that. A quick glimpse inside the mind of a self-obsessed, sex-addicted album cover artist who's sanity and life are put into question after his latest girlfriend breaks up with him.

Charles Swan III is lightly played by Charlie Sheen, who, looking worse than ever, might seem perfect for the role but only makes it that much harder to care for the character. His mind, life and the film are a chaotic mess. His regrets, his pain and loss come off so insincere, it's boring to watch. What keeps us watching the film is the genuine laughs brought by Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray, who play parts in Swan's real life and multiple roles inside his warped mind. It is the scenes they are in that save the entire film from being a complete failure.

Roman Coppola's bizarre odyssey never takes itself too serious, creating a world where anything goes. That, in itself, is a great achievement for a writer/director. It's hard to tell if it's Charlie Sheen's lack of a performance or if it's the written character's lack of genuine heart that holds this film back from becoming what it was hoping to be: a film for those of us who crave originality and appreciate dark chaotic comedies no one else dares to make.


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