The secret is out. Acting is not that hard. These days pretty much anyone knows to act normal in front of a camera. How many of these 'real world' existentialist movies can one watch before the tires wear thin? There is no real story here, they manage to be on the road without meeting anyone, let alone anyone of interest, they hardly have anything to say to each other. And yet they're supposed to be connecting? Over what? Throwing mud on each other? Throwing up on the other?
Movie deserving of it's awards. Anyone who likes the romantic journey indie films will enjoy this film. The music chosen is fantastic and tells the story when no one is even speaking. Beautifully shot and a great take on an area of film where to many people focus on the regaining of lost love. This move takes on finding love when you do not want anyone to get to close.
First of all, Devon carrying her heavy backpack low on her back for miles and hours on end is painful to image, especially in her bad shoes. Any girl traveling by herself knows you need shoes you can run in and to carry your backpack high and snug so it doesn't bounce. Second, the scene where Devon is accosted in an alley is the type of bad drama that makes women afraid to travel alone. It is also the kind of scene they taught us in film school to cut from the script because it is cliche.
I found the film to be enjoyable. The story, as simple as it was, appealed to that part of life in which pain, though not entirely debilitating, impels behavior in trying to find expression. This is a good depiction, while inspiring a bit of empathy for both of the main characters, of that very human situation. To both the actors and director: an effort you should be proud of. Keep making films.
as a loner, I frequently imagined that I might meet another loner such as Devon during my tens of thousands of miles of travels. Never did but it was enjoyable to see such a person in this film. Happy to see her frequent nose bleeds were nothing but allergies and dehydration and that she found a ride to "wherever".
This movie is an authentic and engaging two-hander that features extremely well drawn characters. The look and feel is raw and intimate, and the performances, writing, directing, and editing are all top notch. It also has a great soundtrack that is intelligently and beautifully used, always subtly lifting and complementing the emotion as opposed to telling you what to feel. I highly recommend this film and am excited to see what this team does next.