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"The film was fantastic on every level. A wonderful and sprawling trip across the country. The film has a quiet charm that is fascinating. A real treat for anyone who loves a good film and a nice story." --Examiner.com
"A a romantic comedy goldmine" --Sight on Sound
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Thom (Sam Jaeger) is struggling to pay his rent. He's falling behind so he has to make money quickly. He decides to drive a cab while living in New York City, although without proper licensing to drive it and carrying many of his possessions in his back seat. Not having another choice, he picks up a hopeful but desperate fare in Claire.
Claire (Amber Jaeger), who is a high-powered businesswoman, catches her husband at their home in an obviously questionable situation with another woman. This woman compliments her on the "color of her bedroom" before leaving their home. Within the same time frame, she receives a call to let her know that her father has had a heart attack and is hospitalized. These things happen just at the same time it all hits the fan with her marriage. This causes her to run out into the street and randomly grab a cab that just so happens to be Thom. In a "Shut up and just drive" situation, it is a go and Go Now! The eventual destination is Encinitas, CA, but as far as Claire is concerned, anywhere would be better than where she is at the moment.
This is an easier, sometimes sarcastic, mix of a story, being more subtle than in your face as it gains momentum. The action is slower paced and the humor comes at you at the same speed though there are some definite laughs catching one right out loud. The couple goes from one mishap to another in some gorgeous and well shown scenery (Jesse Feldman), from the Big City to Middle America, and onward. This is all scored with some original and snappy music by 'Bootstraps' all coming together very well for an enjoyable movie that I would absolutely watch again.
But somehow I stuck with it, probably because the actors were very good. I really liked the angry young woman and then the shluppy cab driver warmed up to me. There were some good stops along the way. The guy's family in Boulder was perfect. I loved his uptight dad and his mom who kept saying "How Fun!" Then, the girl's sweet eccentric mom in Las Vegas....a heartwarmer. The scene at the memorial service was a little maudlin for me and the only scene that didn't ring true. The end was trite, too, but somehow, by that time I had forgiven them all.
After I saw the film I learned that the lead actor, Sam Jaeger,also wrote and directed the film and his leading woman is his real-life wife, Amber. It makes sense, as they had such perfect chemistry and the whole film had that warmth about it that comes from a labor of love. I'd like to seem them together again, maybe in something with a little more depth.
PS. A week later. I just saw another "romantic road trip" film that I think is worthy of comparison to this one. It's a French film, "As the Sea Rises" and in my opinion, is a much better film...much less formulaic and predictable...It has characters who don't look like movie stars and their lives are much more interesting and realistic. I recommend it.
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