With a title like “A Glimpse Inside The Mind of Charles Swan III”, it was always obvious the first trailer for writer/director Roman Coppola’s film would be somewhat kooky. I don’t think they quite got the kooky vibe right, though it certainly looks surreal enough, even if it is a tad trying too hard-ish. The film stars Charlie Sheen as the titular Charles Swan. I wonder if his friends call him Charlie. Or Chuck. Chuck Swan sounds cool, I think. They should have gone with that for the title. “A Glimpse Inside The Mind of Chuck Swan III.” Sounds zany.
Set in a stylized Los Angeles, ‘A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLES SWAN III’ is a playful comedy of lost love, friendship, revenge fantasies, and Brandy Alexanders. Charles (Charlie Sheen) is a successful graphic designer whose fame, money and charm have provided him with a seemingly perfect life. When his true love, a perplexing beauty named Ivana, suddenly breaks off their relationship, Charles’ life falls apart and he swirls into a downward spiral of doubt, confusion and reflection. With the support of his loyal intimates— Kirby (Jason Schwartzman), Saul (Bill Murray), and his sister, Izzy (Patricia Arquette) — he begins the hard road of self-evaluation to come to terms with a life without Ivana. The film begs the question: Is it possible to love and hate someone at the same time?
Also starring Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Katheryn Winnick, Dermot Mulroney, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Aubrey Plaza, and Patricia Arquette.
Charles Swan appears in select theaters February 8th, 2013.