The Beach Bum - Movie Synopsis & Plot
THE BEACH BUM follows the hilarious misadventures of Moondog (Matthew McConaughey), a rebellious rogue who always lives life by his own rules. Co-starring Snoop Dog, Zac Efron, and Isla Fisher, THE BEACH BUM is a refreshingly original and subversive new comedy from director Harmony Korine (Kids, Spring Breakers).
Boasting a 56% Rotten Tomatoes rating and 30% audience score at time of writing, The Beach Bum
hasn’t exactly won over too many people, but an all-in and off-the-wall performance by Matthew McConaughey elevates this oft-enjoyable comedy from Harmony Korine—even if its plot doesn’t amount to much more than Matthew McConaughey giving an all-in and off-the-wall performance. The first half is oddly mesmerizing if not downright great, but by the third act the experience has sobered, Korine’s drug-fueled excursion no longer quite as fun. Not for everyone, but certainly for some, The Beach Bum
is worth checking out—you’ll know early on whether it’s for you. Read our Beach Bum, The movie review »