Vadim has written 1 review for films rated during 2014.

  • Charlie Countryman

    Charlie Countryman

    [Destined for Sight & Sound until the film was wisely pulled from UK release altogether.]

    Immediately after his less-than-stellar mother’s death, Charlie Countryman (Shia LaBeouf) has a nice chat with her disembodied spirit. She (Melissa Leo) apologizes for her terrible parenting (“I was always wrapped up in my own crap”) and tells him to go to Bucharest. There, through a series of weakly “wacky” incidents, Charlie falls in love with Romanian cellist Gabi Ibanescu (Evan Rachel Wood, whose accent and bowing…