Don't Watch: Charlize Theron in Trailer for Sean Penn's 'The Last Face'

June 28, 2017
Source: USA Today

The Last Face Trailer

"It's too dangerous to stay here…" I'm going to be very upfront about the truth - The Last Face is one of the worst films I have ever seen. No really, it's that bad, just awful. Avoid at all costs. The Last Face is a film directed by Sean Penn about the humanitarian crisis in Africa, that is all about white people and their ridiculously not-so-perfect lives. It premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival last year to raucous booing and some of the worst reviews you'll ever read. Charlize Theron stars along with Javier Bardem, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Jared Harris, Jean Reno, and Denise Newman. Even the performances are terrible. No matter what you may think of this trailer, trust the critics on this one and just stay away. Far, far away.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Sean Penn's The Last Face, originally from USA Today:

The Last Face Movie

A director (Charlize Theron) of an international aid agency in Africa meets a relief aid doctor (Javier Bardem) amidst a political/social revolution, and together face tough choices regarding humanitarianism and life through civil unrest. The Last Face is directed by acclaimed actor-filmmaker Sean Penn, director of the films The Indian Runner, The Crossing Guard, The Pledge, and Into the Wild previously. The script is written by Erin Dignam. This premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016. Saban Films will release Sean Penn's The Last Face in select theaters + on VOD starting on July 28th this summer. Is anyone interested?

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Another laughable example of the unstoppable hubris of Hollywood.

DAVIDPD on Jun 28, 2017


White saviour movie.

Carpola on Jun 29, 2017


Well I watch Theron's movies because I find her very attractive, for me she's eye candy. I couldn't care less if she can't act her way out of a paper bag.

Lesberatti on Jun 29, 2017


Hope you realize that Charlize Theron's next stop is South Park, and I don't mean that in a good way.

Jessy Scholl on Jul 4, 2017


I have no idea what you mean.

Lesberatti on Jul 4, 2017


You know something, I would appreciate you not responding to my comments if you are going to write cryptically.

Lesberatti on Jul 10, 2017


But...but Clooney said actors have changed the world.

grimjob on Jun 29, 2017


Some have done very good things for the less fortunate in other lands and that includes, Theron, Penn, Madonna, Oprah Winfrey AND George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney to name but a few. So he was correct when he made that statement.

Lesberatti on Jun 29, 2017


Trailer sucks. I'll stick with the constant gardener.

tarek on Jun 28, 2017


Hotel Rwanda is a great movie too. What bothered me in this trailer is the way it is edited. It's like someone wants to sell it as an an action movie, which it isn't obviously. It's like they no longer trust the audience.

tarek on Jun 28, 2017


Always a pleasure to read you and to learn a bit more about your life experience. You should write a memoir. ;D

tarek on Jun 29, 2017


I really enjoyed Tears of the Sun, and I don't recall it getting a lot of hate. Can't imagine why it would, I thought it was a solid flick.

grimjob on Jun 29, 2017


"white people and their problems" That's Hollywood, for Hollywood it's been about White People since time immemorial. It's not that peolle are reacting poorly because they can't bear to watch these atrocities, so they lash out with misdirected anger at the filmmaker? Are you serious? I don't want to even speculate about your racial makeup because your comment is illustrative of an individual mired deeply within the dominant culture, completely oblivious to other paradigms.

Lesberatti on Jun 29, 2017


Maybe you have no interest in trying top explan anything to me because you lack the ability to so in a coherent, substantive and articulate manner. When I was earning a Master's of Science Degree, one of my courses was Trade and investment Policity in sub-Saharan Africa. So at least academically I am familiar with the areas depicted in the movie. However my comment was not in the context of the movie per se as opposed to Hollywood's constant and long standing depictions of whites as savior. So save your insults for someone who gives a shit whether you think they understand or grossly misunderstand yours or anyone else's comment.

Lesberatti on Jul 1, 2017


What is so angry about citing the fact that when someone tells you they won't explain something to you, then it may be because they are unable to do so? I suggest that you keep in mind that reading words on a screen is hardly indicative of a person's emotional status. You waste more time assuming that you know what a person is feeling when you do not. That is very annoying at minimum and truly inhibits substantive discourse.

Lesberatti on Jul 3, 2017


" the humanitarian crisis in Africa, that is all about white people and their ridiculously not-so-perfect lives." This sentence makes no sense. Are you saying that the humanitarian crisis in Africa consists of white people and their ridiculously not-so-perfect lives... or are you saying the film which should be about the humanitarian crisis is actually about white people and their ridiculously not-so-perfect lives. With that said... why not tone down the racism a bit, stop generalizing white people, and be more specific... ie. This film is about two people who fall in love but their love must withstand the humanitarian crisis in Africa... etc and then give us your criticism about how stupid the whole premise of the film is. Or are you trying to argue that the lives of two people in 1st world conditions looks ridiculous in 3rd world humanitarian issues.

backwardsprogress on Jun 28, 2017


Have you seen this movie? It's not out yet and have you visited Afriica lately, because there are many modern cities and some of the world's finest airports. Hollywood would love for White audiences to think that Africa is nothing but a hotbed of social upheaval.

Lesberatti on Jun 29, 2017


Now I kinda have to watch this if only to hate-watch it. Sometimes there's a cruel pleasure in watching a trainwreck.

AnonymityIsOverrated on Jun 29, 2017


LoL I was thinking the same ok well now I HAVE to watch it.

Jeff Prioleau on Jun 29, 2017


Sean Penn's ego could power a nuclear reactor....

TheOct8pus on Jun 29, 2017


I just am beside myself with the fact that he was able to sleep with Charlize Theron. I am a lesbian so I think that men can understand my angst.

Lesberatti on Jul 1, 2017


great trailers it,s a funny movie cannes should have given a Price to this movie.the dialogues are funny in this movie. león the profesional a classic movie jean reno is great in this movie check out brothers of the wind the crimson rivers and the squad Hollywood should give better roles to this great actors ronin an amazing movie

loreg on Jun 29, 2017


Charlize Theron is so much hotter with short hair

CyraNOSE on Jun 29, 2017


I agree, loved her in Fury Road

Lesberatti on Jul 5, 2017


All I saw or heard about this film is bad. And it's true, Sean Penn sometimes is a mess. So, I will probably see it for myself to decide on my own...

shiboleth on Jun 29, 2017


Two of my favs, Bardem and Exarchopoulos. + I loved Into the Wild, but I'm thinking I'll skip this one, cause it just doesn't look very interesting from that trailer. It's really hard for me to believe that the performances of some of these actors are "terrible" though.

Efterklang on Jun 29, 2017


Oh wow. Charline can't even do a proper South African accent any more.

Fox on Jun 30, 2017


Looks good. Thumbs up to this.

twistys on Jun 30, 2017


Having seen the film, I have to say you're not exaggerating to the slightest. This is movie garbage, it's the kind of film you wish you could erase from your memory the moment the ending credits roll. Embarrassingly bad and a total disgrace for the undeniable talent of pretty much everyone involved.

Stergios on Jul 12, 2017

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