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David Gordon Green
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An odd couple of sorts, introspective and stern Alvin (Rudd) and his girlfriend’s brother, Lance (Hirsch), dopey and insecure, leave the city behind to spend the summer of 1988 repainting the traffic lines on a desolate country highway where the surrounding areas have been ravaged by wildfire. In this solitary backdrop, the two bicker and joke with each other as they reflect on their relationships with women, resulting in a clumsy fall head first into an unlikely friendship.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 101
- Fresh: 84
- Rotten: 17
- Average Rating: 7.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The film ultimately plays like an unfinished thought. It's a good thought, mind you, but like the road, it seems to go nowhere.
Fresh: It's an actors' showcase. But Green films it with real feeling and an eye for parts of the Lone Star State that, as we can see, are no longer.
Fresh: The performances and ghostly, melancholic atmosphere make it satisfying twist on the male buddy film.
Fresh: Mr. Green has managed to turn a story about two road workers doing road work into something compelling.
Not Worth The Effort
Sorry, just didn't work for me. Boring is the only word that fits. Maybe you gotta be drunk or stoned or something to watch this, I only persisted coz I had spent seven bucks and thought surely the promised laughs are going to come... but they didn't.
I got about 45 minutes in and got up to finish the dishes. Ya I said that: "I'd rather do dishes than watch this flick I should have bought a burrito with!"
The score was absolutely brilliant!! I will buy that! F$%^ I really want a burrito!
How did this movie get an 80% tomatometer rating?