Charles Bukowski's "Factotum" two minute trailer
LAist likes Matt Dillon. "My Bodyguard", "Drugstore Cowboy", even "Crash" were decent films where Dillon played that tough guy with a heart. But Matt Dillon isn't Charles Bukowski. Bukowski was ugly and bloated and got laid in spite of his looks, not because of them. That's why a fucked up Mickey Rourke played a passable Chinaski in the stinker called "Barfly". Ironic because now would be the perfect time for Rourke to play the great poet and novelist.
But you take what you can get, and after scores of books it's about time that there's a new film from the mind of Bukowski. So yes, Dillon isn't perfect, but at least it's not Ben Affleck. Lili Taylor is perfectly cast, but Marisa Tomei? Better than Gwyneth.
"Factotum", starring Matt Dillon, comes out today, is based on the novel by Charles Bukowski, and this little clip is tonight's Midnight Movie.
Enjoy a Bukowski poem after the jump...