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'This Must Be the Place': Sean Penn plays retired rocker on trail of war criminal ★★ 1/2
The unlikeliest of road trips, "This Must Be the Place" puts a retired Goth rocker, played by Sean Penn, on the very cold trail of a Nazi war criminal. If the movie doesn't entirely get past its hard-to-buy premise, director Paolo Sorrentino does have the courage of his convictions, not just embracing every contradiction but spinning many of the story's contrivances into moments of strange, aching beauty.
By Sheri Linden, Special to Tribune Newspapers
November 15, 2012