It’s been a mixed bag of a day. First Woody Allen’s “Irrational Man” got ovations at its Cannes premiere tonight according to reports from my sources. Now Gus van Sant’s “Sea of Trees” with Matthew McConaughey and Naomi Watts has been just about booed out of the festival. Gus van Sant has directed terrific movies like “Good Will Hunting” and “Drugstore Cowboy,” but he’s also made terrible ones like “Gerry.” This sounds like it falls into the latter category. The reviews sound pretty bad. Roadside Attractions will try and distribute this one. Doesn’t sound promising. So much for Oscar race. McConaughey will have to hope the “Magic Mike” sequel has something in it for him.
SEA OF TREES: Dimestore mysticism of a highly maudlin and unpleasant order, passionately and deservedly booed. #Cannes
— Scott Foundas (@foundasonfilm) May 15, 2015
— Variety (@Variety) May 15, 2015