Set in a stylized Los Angeles, A GLIMPSE INSIDE THE MIND OF CHARLES SWAN III is a playful comedy of lost love, friendship, revenge fantasies, and Brandy Alexanders. Charles (Charlie Sheen) is a successful graphic designer whose fame, money and charm have provided him with a seemingly perfect life. When his true love, a perplexing beauty named Ivana, suddenly breaks off their relationship, Charles’ life falls apart, and he swirls into a downward spiral of doubt, confusion and reflection. With the support of his loyal intimates—Kirby (Jason Schwartzman), Saul (Bill Murray), and his sister, Izzy (Patricia Arquette)—he begins the hard road of self-evaluation to come to terms with a life without Ivana. The film begs the question: Is it possible to love and hate someone at the same time?
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
At best it is a mildly diverting goof with a charmless lead performance. Its underlying misogyny leaves a sour taste.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 02.07.2013
The execution ... is perilously self-absorbed ...Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, 02.13.2013
Sitting through The Mind of Charles Swan III does not lead to a deeper understanding of Charlie Sheen. It does, however, demonstrate his compulsion for poor judgment and bad choices.Mary F. Pols, TIME Magazine, 02.06.2013
A noodling indulgence that's alternately freewheeling and dead in the water.Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times, 02.07.2013