A comic tale of three would-be entrepreneurs who set out to invent a rocket belt. The clash of their mismatched personalities soon dissolves the business into a morass of recriminations and... See full summary »
On the day of his son's third birthday, without discussion with his wife or even leaving a note, Manhattan architect Cal gets in the family Volvo and starts driving. Marriage is suffocating him. His traveling seems aimless: stopping to work construction, drinking heavily, picking up women, thinking about his wife and son but not calling them. He sometimes goes across the borderline into fantasy as he imagines resolutions to his travels. It turns out that his travel West is not altogether aimless: he has a destination and some questions to ask. Once they're answered, will he remain the mythic restless American male or re-cross the borderline to return home? Written by
In the first bar scene, where Cal loudly complains about his song not being played on the jukebox, the song he has selected is "Hard to Handle" by the Black Crowes. See more »
When Cal and the hitchhiker girl drove towards the Minneapolis airport, the weather was cold, somber and gray, and there was a light dusting of snow on the ground. Yet once in the airport, when Cal was talking to his old schoolmate Jack, the camera view out the window of the airport showed a sunny sky and lots of greenery, with absolutely no snow anywhere. See more »
No, *I'm* sorry.
No, it's not your... fault, it's mine.
I should have listened to you. You said you didn't want to have people over. I just thought it might be fun.
Yeah, but I shouldn't have said what I said. You know that I didn't mean it.
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WORLD TRAVELER (2002) **1/2 Billy Crudup, Julianne Moore, Cleavant Derricks, James LeGros, David Keith, Karen Allen, Mary McCormack, Liane Balaban, Francie Swift, Richie Dye. Filmmaker Bart Freundlich's sophomore endeavor echoes fine 70's introspective dramas the likes of `Five Easy Pieces' but wanders almost aimlessly with his protagonist Crudup (who acquits himself barely here into being anything remotely resembling a likable person) as a callow young family man who one day drives from NYC across the country to find something, anything to make sense of his existence encountering a few colorful characters along the way (namely the director's real-life love Moore, who adds some tasty flaky moments) yet makes the impossible somehow engrossing.
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