The Beach Bum Forever
Before Trump, 911, or the 2nd Iraq War, there was our first tangle with the dumbest of AIs. Let me re-introduce you to Y2K. Planes were going to fall from the sky and virtually anything electronic would stop working on New Year’s Eve. This was 1999.
The Beach Bum takes place in Florida on December 1999. I’m not clear on the plot besides Matthew McConaughey in this rarefied air of a role as surfer Moondog with Harmony Korine at the helm of this project. I’m on board. This might not be the movie we deserve, but it’s the one we need.