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World Traveler (2001)

 -  Drama  -  17 January 2002 (USA)
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After hitting the road a man encounters characters that make him realize the importance of family.

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Cal
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Richard
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Delores
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Local Bar Bartender
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Jack (as James LeGros)
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Dakota Customer
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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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17 January 2002 (USA)  »

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Cidadão do Mundo  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,072 (USA) (19 April 2002)

Gross:

$97,000 (USA) (7 June 2002)
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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 »

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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 »

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[first lines]
Cal: I'm sorry.
Joanie: No, *I'm* sorry.
Cal: No, it's not your... fault, it's mine.
Joanie: I should have listened to you. You said you didn't want to have people over. I just thought it might be fun.
Cal: Yeah, but I shouldn't have said what I said. You know that I didn't mean it.
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Are We There Yet?
8 February 2003 | by (Madison, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

Billy Crudup stars in this slow moving film as "Cal", an architect who one day just walks out on his loving wife and son. What Cal is in search of we know not, but he is full of self-loathing for leaving and begins a drunken trek cross country. In his travels he meets a series of people who he treats like crap and then wallows in more self loathing and drink. The movie does end up with a moral; Cal realizes that he had it pretty good at home, but we don't realize this until we've sat through at least the first ninety minutes wondering where this movie and Cal, for that matter, are headed. Adding to the confusion are some flashback sequences that are never explained and have nothing to do with the ending what-so-ever. The only bright spot is when Cal meets up with Dulcie (Moore), and you think "Aha! I know where this movie is headed", and then it doesn't go that way at all. And that's a shame. Dulcie's story line is dropped just as the movie takes a turn towards being remotely interesting, and we are sent right back on Cal's boring journey. There is nothing redeemable in the character of Cal, and what he needs is a swift kick to the butt. Add to that a soundtrack that is ninety percent Willie Nelson songs, and you can see where a good shot of caffeine prior to watching this movie will come in handy. On an upnote, the cinematography was beautiful; it just should have been saved for a better movie. If you really need to be told that there's no place like home, watch "The Wizard of Oz" instead.


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