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FILM: THIS MUST BE THE PLACE REVIEW (DON’T PANIC APRIL 2012)

Don’t be fooled by the hair and makeup – this isn’t a Robert Smith biopic.   Eccentric, funny and moving, Paolo Sorrentino’s latest film follows an aging goth on the journey of a lifetime.

Written and directed by Paolo Sorrentino, This Must Be The Place follows the story of Cheyenne (Sean Penn), a 50-year-old American rock star who has left the glamour and excesses of fame behind to live the quiet life in Dublin. Bored and unfulfilled with retirement, and secretly gnawed by the demons of his past, his days pass with a blur of insipid Jamie Oliver programmes and staring passers-by in shopping centres. Read the rest of this entry