Sean Penn’s film The Last Face is savaged at Cannes and leaves audiences laughing and BOOING

Sean Penn’s new movie The Last Face might as well have been named last place after its premiere at Cannes on Friday drew boos, guffaws and wincingly bad reviews.

His latest directorial effort, after his 2007 film Into the Wild, stars Charlize Theron as an international aid worker in Africa who falls in love with a doctor, played by Javier Bardem.

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  • Brutal. Was this Penn fellow in Revenge of the Nerds? He looks the part. 😉

  • I kind of want to watch it now.

    • El Martyachi

      I watched it for that reason and enjoyed it. Solid if forgettable action flick. There probably wasn’t enough progressive moralizing for the critics.

      • Oh. Now I don’t want to watch it. The film, which has received several one-star ratings, was off to a bad start when it opened with a block of text comparing the civil war in South Sudan to ‘the brutality of a love, between a man…and a woman.’

        Sounded so promising 🙁

        • El Martyachi

          You know you have to watch it now.. there’s no choice.

  • Justin St.Denis

    I had the misfortune of attending a soirée where the host proudly screened THE LAST FACE about two months ago. I saw it and barely remember a thing about it. Totally formulaic and forgettable from what I remember, which is very little since I have a problem remembering formulaic films. Having said that, I have nothing but admiration for Sean Penn as an actor. One of the very best. Unfortunately, Penn hates acting and only does it to get financing for his next directorial abortion, Pity.

  • Well, at least Sean Penn can add his latest movie to the other two great achievements on his resume:
    Support for the communist “liberator” Hugo Chávez and his legacy of misery in Venezuela; And the elevation to Hollywood “stardom” of the mass-murderer and narco-terrorist El Chapo (who “coincidentally” got most of his cocaine from Chavista supported communist revolutionary groups such as the FARC).

    • Justin St.Denis

      You’re spot on! Penn should stick to memorizing lines in movie scripts he did not write.

  • John

    ‘No matter how “well-meaning” a
    director may be, there’s something inherently eye-rolling about being
    asked to care about the tragedy of African children through the POV of
    two lovelorn glamourpusses.’

    Liberals just love a good romance story between two upscale Whites set against the backdrop of African misery, poverty and little black children.

    Sucking face while signaling your virtue…

    in Africa no less!