Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.

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Waitress
Keri Moran ...
Lawnmower
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Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.

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26 January 2007 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Antiga Alegria  »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,310 (USA) (25 August 2006)

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$255,352 (USA) (4 May 2007)
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Trivia

The dog's name is Lucy, which is also the name of the dog in Wendy and Lucy (2008) - a film also directed by Kelly Reichardt from a story written by Jon Raymond. See more »

Goofs

When they are at the café, the waitress tells them they are "within 5 miles" of Bagby Hot Springs. Truth is, there is no cafe, restaurant, gas station, or store within 30 miles of Bagby. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Kurt: [on answering machine] Hey, it's Kurt. I'm calling you, I'm in town, and I'm just hoping you're around. I don't know if you're there or what. Pick it up, man. You will not regret it.
Mark: Hey, Kurt... So you're here?... Where you staying?... Yeah, thanks, the rumors are true... Nah, we didn't what to know... Oh yeah, whatcha got, lay it on me... Sure, I can be in to that... I could use some time in the woods, absolutely...
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A disclaimer says that the Bagby Hot Springs does not allow nudity or the consumption of alcoholic beverages. See more »

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References Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) See more »

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What a brilliantly rare little movie.
22 March 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Everyone has been there, had a really close friend when growing up and somehow lost contact only to meet up years later to find that you have taken different paths and it's become a little awkward. You still have your past but as time has moved on you've grown apart. It's an age old story but in this instance told so beautifully against the backdrop of the Oregon woods. Mark (Daniel London) and Kurt (Will Oldham) are the old friends reunited in their weekend camping trip of walking, talking, smoking pot and drinking beer. Along with Mark's dog they venture into the lush forest to look for a set of natural springs that Kurt remembers from a few summers ago. The dynamism between the two characters is great and the casting of Oldham as the kind of drop-out figure against Mark's soon to be dad with his newly found family responsibility is perfect. The soundtrack is hauntingly complimentary to the camera work and overall style and its no surprise that it's done by Yo La Tengo a band known for their sweeping instrumental pieces and at times because the dialogue is so sparse it often feels like your watching one of their videos punctuated by spoken inserts, which is no bad thing. Essentially Old Joy is one of those films where not a lot really happens, there is amazing scenery, comical conversational sections, a moving if very light story about human nature and life and a kind of lament on lost friendships and strange unspoken love. At just over an hour this little American tale unfolds with an exquisite subtlety and not only is it a joy to watch, it also makes you feel kind of warm inside. What a brilliantly rare little movie.


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