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R| 1 hr. 58 min.

Plot Summary
At 50 years of age, former rock star Cheyenne (Sean Penn) still dresses the part and lives in Ireland off the royalties and dividends from smart investments. The death of his estranged father brings Cheyenne back to New York, where he discovers the old man had one obsession: to hunt down a Nazi war criminal (Heinz Lieven). Cheyenne decides to pick up the quest where his late father left off, and sets out at his own pace on a journey across America.

Cast: Sean Penn , Frances McDormand , Judd Hirsch , Eve Hewson , Kerry Condon , Harry Dean Stanton , Joyce Van Patten , David Byrne

Director: Paolo Sorrentino

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

This Must Be the Place (2011)

Release Date: November 2nd, 2012|1 hr. 58 min.

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  • Worst of all, in promoting its hero's eccentric journey as a voyage of healing, the movie replaces emotional precision and intellectual honesty with syrupy sincerity and insistence. It turns boring and cute and begs us to love it. show more

  • As juxtapositions go, regressed Goth rock star and Holocaust could hardly be more bizarre, and bizarre can be good when it's done deftly. In this case, however, it's done ponderously and sententiously. show more

  • Eccentric, misguided and occasionally charming and sweet, this curiosity item with Sean Penn in one of his nuttier performances is unlikely to be embraced critically or commercially. show more

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The Weinstein Company Acquires Sean Penn Drama 'This Must Be the Place'

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Sep 21st, 2011 3:40PM

Just over the transom into Moviefone comes word that The Weinstein Company has acquired 'This Must Be the Place,' the Sean Penn-led drama that debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May. Directed by...

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