Directed by Patrick Alessandrin.
Starring Jon Voight, Jamie Kennedy, Vail Bloom, and Aidan Cullen.
After the death of his grandfather Shaun (Aidan Cullen) hikes into the mountains to escape his bickering parents followed by a benevolent guardian angel. With only a black Labrador for company Shaun soon discovers there are more things to fear in the wilderness than other animals.
There are good things to be garnered from this rites of passage feature beyond the presence of Oscar winner Jon Voight. Directed with economy the genre conventions of death, divorce and teenage disconnection are approached sensitively, allowing Voight to shape his performance with care. Newcomer Aidan Cullen holds his own opposite the veteran actor who is generous enough to remain understated in their scenes together. Cullen’s Shaun is savvy, emotionally isolated and in need of a guiding hand, which both parents seem incapable of providing.