Sadly, early reviews of this film haven’t been too hot. However, i’d like to give Charlie Countryman a chance after seeing this trailer. Shia LaBeouf looks fantastic as a sucker for a deep and complicated love. As well as the trailer, this post is a homage to the film’s poster (above) – the blend of subtle vivid colours represents the ‘hallucinatory underworld’ that Charlie find himself in, it is also a beautiful and calming contrast to the expressions on both Shia LaBeouf and Evan Rachel Wood’s faces that suggest much deeper, darker undertones.
When his late mother appears in a vision and tells him to go to Bucharest, Charlie immediately boards a plane across the Atlantic. But when he meets a fellow passenger, Charlie finds himself with another promise to fulfill. Charlie does so—and falls head over heels in love with Gabi, a beautiful musician. However, a vicious gangster has already laid claim to Gabi, and has no intention of letting her go. Determined to protect her, Charlie enters into the hallucinatory, Romanian underworld filled with violence and, strangely enough, love.