‘Charlie Countryman’ Trailer: The Madcap Adventures of Shia LaBeouf in Bucharest

Published 2 years ago by , Updated October 9th, 2013 at 1:10 pm,

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A young man experiences a vision from his late mother telling him to fly to Bucharest. He does so, only for the man in the seat next to him to die during the flight. He meets the dead man’s daughter and starts to fall in love with her, only to discover that she is already married to an older man who also happens to be a homicidal gangster. Why is romance never straightforward?

A trailer for commercial director Fredrik Bond’s feature film debut Charlie Countryman is now online, to help promote its limited US release next month, and it certainly looks like a difficult movie to pin down in terms of genre. Starring Shia LaBeouf (Transformers) and Evan Rachel Wood (Thirteen) as the star-crossed lovers; Charlie Countryman has undergone a change from its original title [Click HERE for that spoiler] to something that is presumably less telling, but unfortunately less interesting as well.

One of Charlie Countryman‘s strongest selling points is its cast, which includes Hannibal lead Mads Mikkelsen working a slightly more straightforward psychopath angle as Nigel, Gabi’s violent and possessive criminal husband. The Inbetweeners star James Buckley also seems to be reproducing a similar role to the one he’s best known for as Charlie’s party-loving friend Luke, and Rupert Grint (Harry Potter) continues to try and shed his child star stigma by playing a character who accidentally overdoses on Viagra.

Shia LaBeouf as Charlie Countryman Charlie Countryman Trailer: The Madcap Adventures of Shia LaBeouf in Bucharest

There are still too few critic reviews for Charlie Countryman to try and get a decent consensus on it – especially since opinions of it so far vary wildly. After its screening at Sundance 2013, Empire praised it as “a great, sleazy crime caper… hellish and magical”; meanwhile, on the other end of the spectrum, Twitch‘s Chase Whale said that it is “perhaps the worst film I’ve seen in a very, very long time.” If nothing else, Charlie Countryman does sound like an interesting and unconventional watch, even if the end result turns out to be an experiment gone wrong.


Charlie Countryman is out on VOD and limited theatrical release from November 15th, 2013.

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  1. Cant stand Shia LaBeouf however he was OK in Lawless. Film looks mediocre but I do like Mads Mikkelsen al lot so looks like I will be watching.

    • I dia sgree shia labeouf is good actor

  2. *allot

    • a lot*

      • thank you

  3. LaBeouf isn’t as bad as people say he is. He’s been good in quite a few films. Lawless, A Guide to Recognizing your Saints and even his smaller role in Bobby shows he has talent. Just needs good material to work with…

    • Nope, Crystal Skull is unforgivable

      • Blame George Lucas and Steven Spielberg for that. An actor can only so so much with the material their given.

    • The films you mention are good doesn’t mean he is. To say he has no range would be an understatement.

      • No range? Since Transformers 3 he’s done everything he can to show he has “range” Lawless, The Company You Keep, Nymphomaniac, and this Charlie Countryman. What else do you want him to do to?

  4. Looks very interesting

  5. You hid the original spoiler title in a link within the copy but it’s at the end anyway.

    • To be honest, I don’t actually know whether it’s a spoiler or not since I haven’t seen the movie. Maybe it’s only a figurative sort of death.

      • True, it seems like that kind of title choice. It makes me more curious to see it actually, rather than being a spoiler as such. Reminds me of Philip k dick’s style of naming his stories.

        It’s odd that they cut it down tho, drastically changing it from something quite interesting and thought provoking to forgettable, flat blandness. Kinda like the john carter debacle.

  6. Anyone else notice how many times Shia LaBeouf got his a** handed to him in this trailer. I’ve never seen one guy get hit that many times in a two minute and thirty-one second trailer.

    • Yeah I noticed that, Mads Mikkelsen in full One Eye Psycho range, you would have thought after a couple of beatings he would run? oh to be young and in love with an Eastern European girl.

      • Watching Shia get the s*** kicked out of him by Mads, might be worth a watch. I still think the character’s getting off easy compared to Bond’s … uh… let’s say testicle beating. Someone should use that trailer with a voiceover of someone chewing him out for Transformers 1,2, and 3 then threatening him if he makes another lousy movie. Could be funny. In real life he deserves worse for revealing his relationship with Megan Fox to the world. I guess he wasn’t taught that a gentleman never speaks.

  7. Ummm Even Stevens people. let’s not forget…