Charlie Countryman a young man traveling abroad who falls in love with a gangster’s girl, and tries to do the right thing while going on a trippy journey thanks to dropping acid.
So it’s like my Friday nights.
From what I gather, Charlie is a young American, and his mother recently died. Her last wishes were that he go on a trip abroad. He does, and on the plane ride to Romania, cause who doesn’t pick ROMANIA?, the passenger in the seat next to him dies. He likely heard the man’s last, and was certainly the closest person, physically, when he died. He meets the man’s daughter, a beautiful young woman, and falls for her. His journey then goes on to include finding out her boyfriend is a mobster, and he gets the crap kicked out of him, does some drugs, and decides that dying for love is a good way to go.
I suppose it’s better than dying for a strawberry smoothie, which is how I’m gonna go. I’ll just be walking to the smoothie place when a tiny meteor will fall from the heavens and hit me straight in the noggin. And thus was the story of Brian the Handsome, otherwise known as Flying Banana Hammock.
Charlie Countryman comes from a first time film director, but a very successful commercial director, Fredrik Bond. Bond, Fredrik Bond. Flemming was right to go with James.
Bond has assembled one hell of a cast for his debut, with Shia LaBeouf playing the lead Charlie, and Evan Rachel Wood playing the lady he’d die for. Not bad.
Matt Drake wrote the film. He also wrote the comedy Project X, so this is certainly showing his range. He also wrote one episode of Spin City once upon a time, so he’s got talent that you can’t even IMAGINE.
Charlie Countryman Trailer
Charlie Countryman Release Date
November 15, 2013.
Who’s In It?
Shia LaBeouf . . . Charlie
Evan Rachel Wood . . . Gabi Banyai
Mads Mikkelsen . . . Nigel
What’s Good About It?
The trailer looks good, and the reviews have been excellent. Evan Rachel Wood is pretty much always good, and supposedly Shia LaBeouf is really great in this. He usually does a good job, even if I don’t really love a lot of his flicks. He’s making a real effort to expand his capabilities, and I heard he even dropped acid in an attempt to better understand his character.
What’s Bad About It?
It IS a Shia LaBeouf movie, and it’s a smaller, indie flick at that. It’s not likely the film will make mondo bucks at the box office.
Our Clever Prediction
I see Charlie Countryman as more of a career starter for director Bond, and a good way for LaBeouf to expand his repertoire. I doubt it’ll make a very big splash, but it might give all involved a bit more cred for bigger and better things down the line.