Sea of Trees Scores Boos At Cannes

Gus Van Sant’s new film “The Sea of Trees,” a meditative suicide drama starring Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe, has reportedly not fared well at the film’s first press screening in Cannes today.

The reaction first emerged a few hours ago as tweets from critics like Scott Foundas and Greg Ellwood indicated that the movie received a chorus of boos.

Subsequently reviews have popped up online in The Guardian which give it a 1/5 and called it a “fantastically annoying and dishonest tear-jerker” that essentially parodies Van Sant’s own “Gerry”.

Meanwhile Indiewire calls it “painfully misguided” and Van Sant’s worst movie. This is not the kind of reaction that U.S. distributor Roadside Attractions was probably hoping for as it picked up the film on Wednesday for a North American release later this year.

Source: Variety