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West of Here (2002)

Finding his only escape in music, Gil Blackwell (Broken English's Josh Hamilton) decides to leave his monotonous business life in Boston when his cousin dies in a car accident. Gil ignores ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Josiah Blackwell
Gilbert 'Gil' Blackwell
Thomas (as Guillermo Diaz)
Genevieve Anderson
Abriahna Smith ...
Waitress at Lili's Bar (as Abria Smith)
Felica Dyer ...
Woman #1 in Lili's Bar
Susan Alger ...
Woman #2 in Lili's Bar
Sally Blackwell
Gil Blackwell Sr.
Brandon Jansen ...
Basketball Kid
Devin Seligsohn ...
Girl Behind Counter
Jeff Kosloski ...
Gas Station Attendant
Henry Harris ...
Man Walking Husky
Skye Tost ...
Sharra Romany ...
Newspaper Girl (as Shara Jenkins)


Finding his only escape in music, Gil Blackwell (Broken English's Josh Hamilton) decides to leave his monotonous business life in Boston when his cousin dies in a car accident. Gil ignores his father's disapproval and hits the road in the family's antique truck for the promised land of California. On the way a chance encounter reunites him with an old college flame, Genevieve (Fried Green Tomatoes' Mary Stuart Masterson), who joins his journey. With each westward mile, the couple rebuilds their musical aspirations and their feelings for each other in this touching and heartfelt love story. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated R for language




Release Date:

9 June 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Irány nyugat!  »

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Dry, stiff, acting, on everyones part
18 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

I'm a Mary Stuart Masterson fan, but after watching "West of Here", I found myself wanting to watch "Fried Green Tomatoes" (or "Benny and Jung") again, just to get the bad taste of this film out of my mouth. I felt everyone's acting was "stiff" and dry! The plot was familiar, as there have been several "road trip" movies over the last several years where boy (or girl)finds self with the help of another. It seemed to me that the budget must have been near non-existent and that the time alloted to make the movie was minimal. I realize that this film was created through the work of MSM's family members, and hope MSM will be more selective of future films that she will appear in.

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