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Little-Seen Sean Penn Film Coming to DVD/Blu-ray

By Rich Heldenfels Published: January 23, 2013

"This Must Be the Place," with Penn and Frances McDormand, was in 15 theaters at its peak, according to Box Office Mojo. That might suggest a stinker, but the reviews tallied on Rotten Tomatoes were more favorable (54) than not (25). In any case, here's the official word:

Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, from acclaimed Italian director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo).  The all-star cast includes two-time Academy Award® winner Sean Penn (Milk), Frances McDormand (Fargo) and Judd Hirsh (A Beautiful Mind). THIS MUST BE THE PLACE heads to retail on March 12, 2013 for an SRP of $29.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $24.98 for the DVD.


When legendary Goth rocker Cheyenne (Two-time Academy Award® winner Sean Penn), long-retired in Dublin with his firefighter wife, Jane (Academy Award® winner Frances McDormand), learns his estranged father is dying, the childlike recluse travels to New York to seek reconciliation - only to arrive too late. Upon discovering his father's unfulfilled quest for revenge against an ex-Nazi war criminal taking refuge in America, Cheyenne embarks upon his own journey of reawakening in this engaging and unpredictable road adventure from internationally acclaimed director Paolo Sorrentino.

THIS MUST BE THE PLACE received the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, where it was also nominated for a Palm d'Or Cannes.  It made it's US debut at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.


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