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Scenic Route (2013)

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Tensions rise between lifelong friends Mitchell and Carter after their truck breaks down on an isolated desert road as they start to attack each other's life decisions with unwavering brutality.

Writer:

Kyle Killen
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Cast

Cast overview:
Josh Duhamel ... Mitchell
Dan Fogler ... Carter
Peter Michael Goetz ... Old Man in Car
Christie Burson ... Annie
Jamie Donovan ... Tow Truck Driver
Miracle Laurie ... Joanne
Ethan Maher ... Cole
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Tensions rise between lifelong friends Mitchell and Carter after their truck breaks down on an isolated desert road as they start to attack each other's life decisions with unwavering brutality.

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Taglines:

There is no turning back

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

16 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rota de Colisão See more »

Filming Locations:

Midland, California, USA See more »

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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The character "Old Man in Car" is played by Peter Michael Goetz, father of directors Kevin Goetz and Michael Goetz (The Goetz Brothers). See more »

Quotes

Mitchell: What the hell are you doing, driving us through the middle of nowhere?
Carter: We're taking the scenic route, remember?
Mitchell: By scenic I was thinking, I don't know, more trees, mountains, people.
[indicating the map]
Mitchell: Dots a lot closer together.
Carter: By scenic I meant... rarely seen.
[breaths deeply]
Mitchell: I'm gonna get you a dictionary when I get back.
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Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Insomnia
Written and performed by Herman Beeftink
Courtesy of Elite Source Music
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Damn good

This was a great movie. Dan Fogler in a drama threw me but I've always liked the other guy, even though he usually does rom-com stuff that doesn't appeal to me. Very good all around. Plot summary bears some similarities to Gerry, I think it was called (Matt Damon, Casey Affleck) but waaaay less boring. A couple times during the film I thought I had sorta "figured it out" and decided I wasn't liking it, but w/in 10mins it changed my mind again. Being fundamentally a one-setting movie wasn't a problem/didn't get bored. The actors carry this thing very well and are very believable. I'm not one of those people (and damn, there's sooo many) that try and like "solve" movies while they're watching them. I don't wonder whether the butler did it or not because I'm still watching the movie and why spoil it for myself? I did slightly anticipate a few things but only a minute or two before events would unfold. It will trick you, shock you, impress you, do all the good things a good movie should. I did find the initial dialogue/argument that kicks things off slightly forced on Foglers part but oh well, didn't know the characters yet. Makes sense in retrospect. The ending was great for me. Thought it wasn't going to sit well but Josh Duhamel sells it just w/the look in his eyes (I feel somewhat lame saying that but it's true). Many who got all booty-hurt about Inception will pop up again after this but I think it ended just right, which is a rare enough thing these days (as is being well done and at times surprising. And a relatively fresh idea to boot). I feel that this movie wants you to get some perspective and appreciate your life and what you have, since many of us get stuck thinking about what we lack (quite natural given the pain in the posterior that life is for most people). You should watch it. Definitely worth your time


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