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Rest Stop (2006)

The film follows Nicole Carrow, a young woman who is threatened by a maniac serial killer, after her boyfriend Jess, is abducted in a rest stop.

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In Texas, the aspirant actress Nicole Carrow runs away home to Los Angeles with her boyfriend Jess Hilts. They drive through a shortcut in an old road, and when they park in a rest stop, Jess is abducted by the sadistic driver of an old yellow truck. Along the night, Nicole is threatened by the sick maniac, while mysterious things happen to her in the place. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for strong violence and gore, language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Jamie Alexander's first Lead role in a feature film See more »

Goofs

As the two cars drive down the highway after leaving the motel you can see the crew/other cars reflected in the side of them as they drive past. See more »

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An additional scene is shown a minute into the credits giving a little back story of the plot. See more »

Connections

Followed by Rest Stop: Don't Look Back (2008) See more »

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Girl Is On My Mind
Written by The Black Keys
Performed by The Black Keys
McMoore McLesst Publishing, BMI
Administered by Chrysalis Music
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What a shame, this could've been good.
16 October 2006 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

If only he hadn't bowed to cliché, Mr Shiban could have actually made a good film from this story. It was just different enough to keep you interested, so for the same amount of time, energy and money as was spent on this stinker, we might have had something good instead of eye-rolling.

Production-wise, it is as good as one could really expect from a hand-held camcorder, so he gets good marks there. It's really the script that's at fault, as the acting wasn't all that bad, either, considering what the actors had to work with.

I thought the days were long gone when we would see someone, finding a radio transceiver they desperately wish to operate, first turn every knob on the thing from end to end, bash it on top 6 or 7 times, and then expect it to work. This story is ruined by a continuous string of stupid moves by all the characters except the bad guy. It's as though we are thought to be too shallow to grasp all the plot devices, so they are all spoon-fed to us to make sure we get them.

I don't know about you, but that doesn't work on me. My attention ends up being occupied by the plot holes and over-dramatizations, not the story.

So, since I found this to be not so bad in the technical sense, I think Mr. Shiban should try again, only with a proper script next time; then he might give us something worth watching.


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