‘The Sea of Trees’ Actor Matthew McConaughey Reacts After Booed at Cannes

By Mradula Mahajan | 1 year ago
‘The Sea of Trees’ Actor Matthew McConaughey Reacts After Booed at Cannes

The 45-years-old American actor, Matthew McConaughey’s new film, “The Sea of Trees” has received heavy negative criticism by the audience after the screening of the film at Cannes Film Festival. Read on for more details.

According to the People Magazine, audience and the media delegates has high hopes from the film but the overall project made them laugh. But, McConaughey who won the Academy Award for the Best Actor for his portrayal of Ron Woodroof in 2013’s American biographical drama movie, “Dallas Buyers Club,” defended the audience by saying that they have every right to express their opinion.


“The Sea of Trees,” directed by Gus Van Sant depicts a story of an American man who has lost his wife and see no reason to live come to Tokyo to attempt suicide in Japan’s famous “Suicide Forest.” There he meets a Japanese man who has come there for the same reason.

Speaking at the press conference after the screening of “The Sea of Trees,” McConaughey said that everyone who is watching a film has an equal right to discard any film. McConaughey, who plays the role of Arthur Brennan in “The Sea of Trees” brushed off the critics and start to talk about his married life.

“I get to live in a nice place, and I have things to look forward to every day – work, play, and sometimes nothing at all,” he said after stating his love towards his wife, Camila Alves and their children Levi, Vida, and Livingston.

McConaughey also admitted at the press event that there was time while shooting the film that he felt frustrated but in the end he found himself very lucky to be a part of that film. It was not for the first time when any film got booed at Cannes. Cult classic films like “Pulp Fiction,” “Taxi Driver” also had the same faith during their initial screenings.

The “boos” will most likely get more interested and McConaughey knows it. Critical mauling often backfires in ticket sales. The push back, however, negative has a positive effect in that it gets people TALKING about a silent epidemic.

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