The film is witty and intelligent, heart-warming and a joy to watch from start to finish. But if you're after a summer blockbuster, you’ll be disappointed. Tear yourself away from wall-crawling arachnids and Dark Knights and allow yourself to watch with an open heart - you’ll be glad that came across this little indie gem.
Yes it’s a road movie and yes we’ve seen it all before. One thing that is evident in the narrative here compared to all the other ten-a-penny road trip films you will have seen over the years is that you actually care about the characters. It's like you are on the journey with them.
Ryan O'Nan makes an agreeable character in Alex. We already know he is a failure at his day job and at almost everything else he does, and eventually we witness him winding up on a park bench drinking his life away whilst wearing a blood-soiled pink moose costume (no, really!). Michael Weston doesn’t disappoint as Jim, Alex’s road buddy, but I didn’t feel like he was breaking new ground with his performance. Nor for that matter did I feel that way about O’Nan, but such minor quibbles can be forgiven when you hear some of the music that complements the narrative. Again, nothing we haven’t heard before, but still sweetly done nonetheless.
If you’re stuck for something to do on a rainy afternoon, you could do far worse than check this out.