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The Art of Travel (2008)

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High school grad. Conner Layne is about to marry his first love, but when wedding plans fail, he goes solo on his honeymoon to Central America, finding adventure with a ragtag group of ... See full summary »

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Conner Layne
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Darlene Loren
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Taylor 'One Ball'
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Justin 'Two Dogs'
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Carlos 'Bullet'
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Anna 'G-Spot' (as Angelika Baran)
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Christina Layne
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High school grad. Conner Layne is about to marry his first love, but when wedding plans fail, he goes solo on his honeymoon to Central America, finding adventure with a ragtag group of foreigners who attempt to cross the Darien Gap in record time. Written by lifeadventure

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The art of travel is to deviate from the current plan.

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Rated R for language and some nudity
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Thomas Whelan and Brian LaBelle had worked on the TV show Malcolm in the Middle and met actor Christopher Kennedy Masterson while working there. See more »

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Title Card: Do not go where the path might lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Performed and Written by Danny Del Toro and Andy Singer
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Can't have "Motorcycle Diaries" without a single compelling character
4 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Inevitable comparisons to "Motorcycle Diaries". Yes, there is a difficult trek through Central and South America. But that's pretty much where the similarities end.

The Motorcycle Diaries succeeded because Che is a compelling character, not a fresh-out- of-high-school kid with a vindictive sense of humor. There is no self-discovery in this film; no greater themes (populism, for example, in MD).

The main character in this film simply realizes he likes running away from his seemingly-cool family and being a man-child with no responsibilities. He's the embodiment of every guy in a midlife crisis who still wants to do "something really cool" with his life, to get away from it all, with a threesome in a Nicaraguan hotel thrown in for good measure.

I will say that I laughed at certain points in this movie. The supporting characters are much more entertaining (not to say that Masterson was bad in the role; it's just not a very good role). But halfway through, when I started groaning and rolling my eyes more than laughing, it became less and less worth standing in line at the Philly Film Festival for.


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