A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III Movie Quotes

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"A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" movie quotes follow the wacky adventures that result in the dreams of a man highly distraught after a breakup with his dream girl. The comedy film was written, directed, and produced by Roman Coppola, son of legendary director Francis Ford Coppola and brother of Sofia Coppola. "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" first premiered at the 2012 Rome Film Festival before opening in theaters in the United States on February 8, 2013.

In "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III," Charlie Sheen plays the title character of Charles Swan III, a graphic designer who is also kind of a scumbag, in the 1970s. Life is going well for Charles until the girl of his dreams, Ivana (Katheryn Winnick), dumps him. This causes Charles to completely flip out. On one hand, Charles is smitten with Ivana and desperately wants her back while on the other hand, he's also angry that she left him. This confusion and stress leads to a number of surreal dreams, nightmares even, involving his closets friends.

In one dream, Charles and his friend Kirby Star (Jason Schwartzman) find themselves in a Western alongside Charles' manager Saul (Bill Murray). In another they are gangsters on the run from some violent man-hating gang of women. All parallel his real life, causing Charles to hit bottom and reevaluate how he lives his life.

If "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III" is too far out there for you, there are plenty of other movies in theaters such as "Django Unchained," "Killing Them Softly," "Hitchcock," "Skyfall," "Lincoln," "Flight," "Playing for Keeps," "Silver Linings Playbook," "Anna Karenina," "This Must Be the Place," "Cloud Atlas," "Wreck-It Ralph," "Nobody Walks," "The Sessions," "Red Dawn," "Chasing Mavericks," "Rise of the Guardians," "Argo," and "Looper."

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    It Was Different with Her

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    Charles Swan III: "I thought it was different with her, then poof! I can't concentrate. I think of her every minute."

    Charles talks about Ivana leaving him and how the weight of the breakup is consuming him. This stress leads to his brain to go into overdrive and prompts numerous wacky dreams.

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    You're Crazy!

    Ivana: "You're a big, fake liar!"
    Saul: "You're incredibly irresponsible."
    Kirby Star: "You don't listen!"
    Ivana: "You're crazy! You're selfish!" … "You're not the only person, Charles!"

    In selected scenes from the film, Charles problems are highlighted, specifically in that so many people are disappointed in him. As if losing the love of his life wasn't bad enough, it seems everything is falling on Charles all at once.

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    I'm Lost

    Kirby Star: "Hello, zing! Rewind! What did you do?"
    Charles Swan III: "She said she didn't want to be in the drawer with all the other girls."
    Kirby Star: "Well obviously I totally agree with that. I'm lost. I have no idea what we're talking about."

    Trying to explain the breakup to his buddy Kirby Star does not go so well for Charles. At first Kirby seems to understand but soon it becomes obvious that he was not paying attention one bit.

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    Howdy, Ladies

    Charles Swan III: "Look at that! Howdy, ladies!"
    Kirby Star: "Go, go, go, go, go, go, go!"
    Charles Swan III: "Are you hit?"
    Kirby Star: "No, but I think I might have pulled a muscle."

    In one of Charles' dreams he finds himself in a Western scene where he encounters a group of Native American women. They don't react kindly to his advances sending them running for the hills.

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    I'm Hit!

    Saul: "Are you a man?"
    Charles Swan III: "Of course I am"
    Saul: "Show me"

    Charles Swan III: "Ivana, can't we just talk?"
    [Ivana hits Charles with an arrow in the chest]
    Charles Swan III: "Ahh, I'm hit!"
    Kirby Star: "Savages!"

    Saul calls on Charles to prove his manhood by handing him a gun. Too bad before he can react Ivana shoots him right in the heart with an arrow.

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    Ability to Fall in Love Again

    Charles Swan III: "I don't think I have the ability to fall in love again."

    Charles spills his heart out in an attempt to vent about his breakup. He does this however to a small child who likely has no comprehension of adult relationships.

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    You're Nuts!

    Ivana: "You're nuts!"
    Charles Swan III: "I know I am. I've been dreaming about you my whole life."

    In yet another dream, Charles finds his love Ivana and professes his love for her. In this alternate reality, they seem happy, though Ivana does seem aware of Charles' insanity.

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    Kirby Star: "There's an organization called the SSBB, the Secret Society of Ball Busters."

    In another wacky heat dream, Kirby, Charles and Saul are gangsters running from this secret society of man-hating women, the Secret Society of Ball Busters.

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    There's Always Hope

    Charles Swan III: "So there's hope for me?"
    Saul: "There's always hope."

    Saul gives Charles a touch of optimism as he reminds Charles that there is always hope no matter how bad your situation is.

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    Got Any Whiskey?

    Saul: "You got any whiskey?"
    [Drinks the whiskey]
    Saul: "All right, this, this is going to hurt"
    [Pulls the arrow from Charles' chest]
    Saul: "Ahhhhhh!"

    When Saul asks Kirby for whiskey it's assumed that the whiskey is for Charles who has an arrow sticking out of his chest. Instead Saul drinks the whiskey then proceeds to join in on the yelling when removing the arrow from Charles.

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