2011 - R - 1 hour 51 minutes
Cheyenne, a wealthy former rock star (Penn), now bored and jaded in his retirement embarks on a quest to find his father's persecutor, an ex-Nazi war criminal now hiding out in the U.S. Learning his father is close to death, he travels to New York in the hope of being reconciled with him during his final hours, only to arrive too late. Having been estranged for over 30 years, it is only now in death that he learns the true extent of his father's humiliation in Auschwitz at the hands of former SS Officer Aloise Lange - an event he is determined to avenge. So begins a life-altering journey across the heartland of America to track down and confront his father's nemesis. As his quest unfolds, Cheyenne is reawakened by the people he encounters and his journey is transformed into one of reconciliation and self discovery. As his date with destiny arrives and he tracks down Lange, Cheyenne must finally decide if it is redemption he seeks ....or revenge.
I loved this movie. I can not express to you how much I loved this movie. There are so many awesome quotes and quips that Sean Penn says, and his character, oh my goodness. It's just a great movie. Please watch it, I think you will be glad you did.
Here are a few of my favorite quotes:
"Have you ever noticed that nobody ever works anymore and everyone is doing something artistic?"
"At this particular moment I am trying to fix up a sad boy and a sad girl, but it's not easy. I suspect that sadness is not compatible with sadness."
"Without realizing it we go from an age where we say: 'My life will be that' to an age where we say 'That's life.'"
Go pop some popcorn, get in your pajamas and get ready for a great movie.