Charlie Countryman (originally known as The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman) is a 2013 American-Romanian psychological romantic comedy-drama film directed by Fredrik Bond in his directorial debut, written by Matt Drake, and starring Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen, Til Schweiger, Rupert Grint and Aubrey Plaza.
The film premiered on January 21, 2013 at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and was screened in competition at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival. The film was released November 15, 2013 in the United States was released on October 31, 2014 in the United Kingdom.
Charlie Countryman (Shia LaBeouf) is a normal guy living in Chicago. When his mother, Kate (Melissa Leo), dies, he sees her as a spirit. When he asks her what do to with his life, she tells him to go to Bucharest for adventure. On the flight, he meets Victor (Ion Caramitru), an elderly man returning home from a Cubbies game, with a hat as a gift for his daughter. Victor dies sitting next to Charlie, who later sees him as a spirit asking him to deliver his gift to his daughter, which he accepts.