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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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Roman Coppola

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Roman Coppola
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Sheen ... Charles Swan III
James Paradise ... Brain-Doctor
Anne Bellamy Anne Bellamy ... Grandma
Jason Schwartzman ... Kirby Star
Patricia Arquette ... Izzy
Katheryn Winnick ... Ivana
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Kate
Paul Benshoof Paul Benshoof ... Charlie Dancing Double
Angela Lindvall ... Veiled Woman
Tyne Stecklein ... Penny
Lindsey McLevis Lindsey McLevis ... Lindsey
Alexandra Hulme Alexandra Hulme ... Yvonne (as Lexy Hulme)
Bar Paly ... Maria-Carla
Margarita Kallas Margarita Kallas ... Josephine
August Culligan August Culligan ... Nephew August
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A graphic designer's enviable life slides into despair when his girlfriend breaks up with him.

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Taglines:

Handsome. Brilliant. Heartbroken.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian | Spanish

Release Date:

14 March 2013 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

As Loucuras de Charlie See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Bill Murray is dressed in his western attire, it is the same type of outift worn by John Wayne in "The War Wagon" (1967) See more »

Goofs

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

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.83 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Águas de Março
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim
Performed by Katheryn Winnick and Charlie Sheen
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Charles Swan is a chaotic mess
13 May 2013 | by themissingpatientSee 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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