Art of Travel
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A great movie, for those that have been there.
Something felt missing. The best way I can put it is that each major plot line felt underdeveloped. The core story is how they cross one of the most remote areas of the world. Most of what's covered in the movie is short scenes of them whacking down jungle growth with machetes. The story of why they were doing this or the emotional struggles just were not explored.
Might be a good movie to watch in the background, but that seems like that's it.
"Picking up where most movies of the genre fail to go, 'The Art of Travel' leaves a message that instead of deep philosophy and overwhelming drama we should just 'relax, have a beer and see what happens next'..."
This isn't a deep, dramatic flick with a genius director and tortured lead. Nor is there some big conflict to drive the plot forward. There are no villains to defeat, no big problems to resolve. The movie moves along almost as aimlessly as Conner's travels. But like Conner's journey, it's a fun and sometimes sentimental trip.
I suspect that the reviewers who didn't appreciate the movie watched with disappointed expectations. Yep, the movie's puerile at times. Yep, it's not very meaningful. Yep, the insights it offers up may not be life-changing. And, yep, there are some cliched plot devices. For all that I enjoyed "The Art of Travel" and have been inspired to give in to my own wanderlust and spirit of adventure more often.
Synopsis: Such is the case for Conner Layne, a young man on the verge of marriage just weeks before entering college. When he discovers his bride-to-be has been unfaithful he literally leaves her at the altar, goes to the airport and asks the question at the ticket both that we would all love to utter, "Where's your next flight to?" And so begins young Conner's adventure into the jungles of Latin America.
Critique: `The Art of Travel" (2008) held my rapt interest from beginning to end. As with most independent films there probably aren't any names you'll recognize but a few faces maybe vaguely familiar. The star of this little gem is Christopher Masterson (Conner) who appeared as the oldest brother in the popular `Malcom in the Middle' television series. His character is likable, believable and surprisingly vulnerable. His jungle companion and new love interest Angelika Baran also delivers a memorable performance and her stunning good looks certainly doesn't hurt. Actually the entire cast does a wonderful job and despite what some other reviewers have written about this film there's definitely nothing amateurish about it on any level. At least that's my opinion. By the way, there's some beautiful scenic sequences as well.
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The bad acting isn't as much of a problem as the fact that it's incredibly racist. For anyone who's actually ever traveled, it's totally offensive the way Managua and other foreign... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Morgan Siem
Beautiful scenery. Nice story. Kind of slow though still interesting.Published 6 months ago by R. Tuel
I won't go into any of the details, just watch it. It's worth it.Published 6 months ago by artemio salas
thought it seemed a bit cheesy in the first ten minutes...give it a chance. been there, done it, love it. deviate;)Published 7 months ago by Tyler Durden Jr
Definitely enjoyable. Gives you a real sense of the wonder that comes upon any and all who learn to love traveling the world.Published 8 months ago by Isaac Fox