Matthew McConaughey may have an Oscar and a star on the Hollywood walk of fame, but that doesn’t mean that everything is “all right, all right, all right.” (Lord, forgive me for that.) His latest film, The Sea of Trees (also starring Naomi Watts) was not well received at Cannes. At a screening, after the film ended, it was met with a round of boos. Who does that? I never understood why people boo (or applaud) after a film ends. I think a movie would have to be monumentally terrible to get me to boo. And maybe this was, but come on, how bad could it have possibly been?
McConaughey, however, is totally cool with it. From PEOPLE:
“Anyone has as much right to boo as they do to ovate,” said McConaughey, 45, in a Cannes press conference for the film on Saturday.
McConaughey plays a scientist grieving the death of his wife (Watts), who travels to a “suicide forest” in Tokyo in order to end his life. Once there though he encounters an injured local trying to find his way out of the forest and in helping this stranger he finds the will to live.
Personally, I think the film sounds awesome. I’ve always been fascinated by creepy things (that’s the Scorpio in me), and the Tokyo “suicide forest” is one of them. If I’m not totally broke and/or totally lazy, I would see the film.
Have you guys ever booed a film? Which one was it?