The Rambler 2013 R CC

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(11) IMDb 4.5/10
Available in HD

A solitary man known as The Rambler (Dermot Mulroney) embarks on a mysterious journey through the strange, treacherous back roads of America to reconnect with his long-lost brother.

Starring:
Dermot Mulroney, Lindsay Pulsipher
Runtime:
1 hour 39 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

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The Rambler

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Mystery, Comedy, Horror
Director Calvin Reeder
Starring Dermot Mulroney, Lindsay Pulsipher
Supporting actors Natasha Lyonne, James Cady, Scott Sharot, Paul Blott, Robyn Reede, Christopher Dempsey, Carrie Lazar, Fran Martone, Sherril Johnson, Matt Olsen, Jed Maheu, Christo Dimassis, Ragini Bhaumik, John Hardman, Nestor Birner, Roger M. Mayer, Chris Ranney, Elana Krausz
Studio Anchor Bay
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Rambling, disturbing and disjointed.
Reelmirage
It seems an appreciation of horror may be necessary to enjoy this film, however, if enjoyment is indeed intended.
Ryan
When you can see the seams, then what you're watching comes apart pretty quickly.
Edward Lee

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Edward Lee TOP 1000 REVIEWER on June 23, 2013
Format: DVD
Dermot Mulroney is one of those faces we've seen in scores of film and TV products. It's likeable enough. It's honest enough. It's even wholesome enough. It's a face we can easily see attached to almost any kind of project - big studio stuff and/or indie flicks - and he has the kind of presence audiences can easily embrace. We want to root for the guy. We want him to succeed at whatever he's doing. We want to see him make it big.

And, yes, I'd have to say that's probably the biggest and best reason to sit through THE RAMBLER, clearly an attempt at some experimental narrative written and directed by Calvin Reeder. While some might try to convince you that THE RAMBLER is the bee's knees (Google it, kids!), I'd have to go the other way and say that aside from some small, independent moments wrapped up in the greater film there really isn't all that much to get excited about here. That's a disappointment, but sometimes a film is a film is a film ... I'm not sure what this is. Or was.

(NOTE: The following review will contain minor spoilers necessary solely for the discussion of plot and characters. If you're the kind of reader who prefers a review entirely spoiler-free, then this ain't it! I'd encourage you to skip down to the last three paragraphs for my final assessment. If, however, you're accepting of a few modest hints at `things to come,' then read on ...)

The Rambler (played by Dermot Mulroney) was just released from prison, and, once he realizes he's living no life at all back home with his unfaithful `gal pal' and his trailer-park-trash `buddies.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Matt on August 9, 2013
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This is the most ridiculous waste of time. I am glad I only rented this movie. The only reason I rented it to begin with, is I know some of the people in it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kit L. Shaw on July 27, 2013
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One of the strangest, most confusing movies I have ever seen. I am a huge Dermot Mulroney fan but for the life of me I can't figure out why he did this thing? It's beyond bad. If you want to see it, wait for the free version.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ryan on June 19, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
This sophomore feature from filmmaker Calvin Reeder solidifies his stature as a blatant David Lynch copycat. From the jarring editing and a nonsensical narrative to the surreal characters and dream-like situations, The Rambler doesn't just seem to borrow from films like Mulholland Dr. and Lost Highway as much as poorly imitate. Like The Oregonian, Reeder's first feature, The Rambler is purposefully confounding in both narrative and the unconventional yet intentionally jarring manner in which the story is presented. Even the worst of Lynch was more interesting and more coherent than this muddled misstep, but fans of experimental horror may enjoy the unsettling images and editing compiled in The Rambler. Others may find that this 99 minute film feels much, much longer.

The basic plot of The Rambler seems impossibly simple, and perhaps this is because the feature film is actually based on a 12 minute short that Reeder completed in 2008. Dermot Mulroney stars as the nameless rambler, on his way cross country to work with his brother on a horse ranch after being released from prison early for good behavior. He makes a brief appearance back home, but after discovering the unfaithfulness of his wife and the bleakness of this existence, he makes plans to join his brother for a peaceful existence in Oregon.

This peace is not easily found, as the rambler quickly discovers how quickly random violence occurs on the road. As he hitches rides across the country with his guitar in tow, rarely seeming to lose his hat and never parting with his sunglasses, this expressionless traveler comes across a cornucopia of quirky characters that range from harmless to homicidal. Oddly combining both of these attributes is the film's more compelling character, a mad professor played by James Cady.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SAS on July 29, 2013
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Absolutley the worst movie I have ever seen... It does not even live up to the weak movie trailer. How do I get my money back??
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Reelmirage on November 20, 2013
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Rambling, disturbing and disjointed. That's an hour and thirty-nine minutes I'll never get back. Please avoid at all costs!! This is a terrible film!!
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