Matthew McConaughey Movie Booed All Wrong, All Wrong, All Wrong

5/16/2015 7:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


It was no Cannes do for Matthew McConaughey ... his new flick was booed in a big way at the French film festival.

A portion of the audience that screened McConaughey's film, "Sea of Trees" waited until the credits rolled to express their disdain and "booed loudly" according to "Variety."

0516_matt_at_canne-splash_2Matt plays a guy who is distraught over his wife's death and tries to off himself in a forest near Mt. Fuji.

Some of the critics say it was unfair ... that the movie was good, but clearly not according to a chunk of the people who screened it. 

Not surprisingly ... McConaughey kept his cool at a press conference for the film -- saying, "Anyone has as much right to boo as they do to ovate."

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