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Genres Drama Thriller
Running Time 118 min
Release Date Nov 2, 2012
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This Must Be the Place

Cheyenne, the bizarre former lead singer of an iconic goth rock band. Though fabulously rich and living in a palatial estate with his wife, Jane. Cheyenne is phlegmatic and disconnected. Emotionally distant from his disapproving father since adolescence and facing a midlife crisis, he undertakes to make things right by, of all things, hunting a Nazi who tormented his father in a concentration camp. The resulting detective work and road trip lead the emotionally unmoored Cheyenne to self-realizations,… Show more

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November 8, 2012 - Boston.com - By Ty Burr, Globe Staff

There may be no way to prepare you for the twin oddities that are “This Must Be the Place” and Sean Penn’s performance in it. On the surface, the film’s another one of those arty existential road trips about burned-out rock stars confronting their empty lives. See Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere” and the recent “For Ellen” (although you don’t really have to). What raises “Place” above this mini-pack is the weary yet wise humor that floats through its ghostly journey from Dublin to the high deserts of America. This isn’t a great movie, but it is a special one.

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