Yes, This Really Is Sean Penn observes: ‘Despite the fact that his movie boasts a Talking Heads-related title, Sean Penn in the upcoming “This Must Be the Place” appears to be channeling a different band altogether. The drain-clog hairdo and lipsticked-pout makes Penn look, possibly intentionally, like pop gothster Robert Smith of The Cure, which is kind of awesome. Maybe this is going to be a “Last Days”-esque bit of pseudo rock biography. Actually, probably not. The plot of the movie revolves around Penn’s aging former rock star and his search for the ex-Nazi war criminal that killed his father. Wha-? Well, the writer/director is the man who did the wonderful Italian political drama Il Divo — which is based on a real-life figure — so this might turn out pretty well.’ We all know that Penn comes across better in truly transformational roles (“Milk,” “Sweet and Lowdown”) than in Hollywood fare.

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