August 22, 2013

Scenic Route (2013)

Scenic Route (2013)
Directed by: Kevin Goetz, Michael Goetz
Country: USA

Review: Goetz brothers’ directorial debut was promising enough to make us wonder what will be their next move. “Scenic Route” stars Josh Duhamel, here diverted from the latest minor works he has been involved (“Fire With Fire”, “Safe Haven”), and Dan Fogler who appeared very briefly in the newly released “Europa Report”. The story, written by Kyle Killen - the creator of TV series “Lone Star” and “Awake”, follows two longtime friends, Mitchell (Duhamel) and Carter (Fogler), who get stuck in the middle of a Californian desert after the car they were travelling in has broken down. The unemployed and homeless Carter then takes the opportunity to show his jealousy by starting a very strange conversation about Mitchell’s wife and her influence in the change of their friendship. The confessions of these two dangerous minds, always filled with poignant humor, will lead them to an unforgettable adventure in which their lives will be at stake. The film bestows the proper energy to keep us interested, even considering the portion of absurdity associated to the protagonists’ behaviors. The states of mind change a lot along the story; funny arguments, wild and raging violence, brooding despair, frustration, joy, and ultimately an outstanding finale, make “Scenic Route” a hell of a ride! Now imagine all that, ironically presented beyond the limits of insanity.

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