The scene where they trudge through the sand is very similar.
Gerry tells Gerry when they are next to the bonfire how he "conquered Thebes"
The video game the two boys play, before going on their killing spree, features two characters, looking and dressing exactly like the two title characters of Van Sant's previous film. The director commented on that connection in an interview with Roger Ebert.
making of documentary
Fast motion scene of a camera going down a path and stopping at Jon along it, with him looking at the camera.
Director is a fan of GVS work.
"The only way this could be more uninteresting is if it were 90 minutes of Matt Damon and Casey Affleck walking through a desert."
"This movie is like Gerry on wheels"
Oancitizen points out the same salt flat location that was used in this movie.
mentioned among New Queer Cinema movies
Snob chastises Oancitizen for reviewing this film
"They will make this movie feature length even if they have to pull a Gerry."
"...if you waited long enough, you might see Gerry being filmed over the ridge."
"I can't watch this scene without having horiffic flashbacks to 'Gerry.'"
"May I say that this movie is no Gerry."
"The last half hour of this movie has more walking than Gerry."
calls this a shot-for-shot remake of I Walked With A Zombie
The Snob says, "I wish I could see the Gus Van Sant version, where the ButterCream Gang simply just walks through the desert doing nothing."
movie is reviewed
recalling the last Van Sant movie he's reviewed
Oan recalls the last movie he reviewed that had long, boring and unbroken shots.
Critic mentions how it's impossible to get emotionally involved with this movie
movie is reviewed again