MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 26,893 this week

We Pedal Uphill (2008)

8.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.2/10 from 22 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 9 critic

We Pedal Uphill paints an uncompromising portrait of a country at odds with itself-America, post-9/11. In his tapestry of today's human landscape, Writer/Director Roland Tec focuses his ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2 titles
created 16 Oct 2011
 
W
a list of 692 titles
created 28 Nov 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "We Pedal Uphill" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: We Pedal Uphill (2008)

We Pedal Uphill (2008) on IMDb 8.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of We Pedal Uphill.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Not Fade Away (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Set in suburban New Jersey the 1960s, a group of friends form a rock band and try to make it big.

Director: David Chase
Stars: John Magaro, Jack Huston, Will Brill
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A serial killer returns to his hometown to stalk seven children who share the same birthday as the date he was allegedly put to rest.

Director: Wes Craven
Stars: Max Thieriot, John Magaro, Denzel Whitaker
The Box I (2009)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A small wooden box arrives on the doorstep of a married couple, who know that opening it will grant them a million dollars and kill someone they don't know.

Director: Richard Kelly
Stars: Cameron Diaz, James Marsden, Frank Langella
Liberal Arts (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When 30-something Jesse returns to his alma mater for a professor's retirement party, he falls for Zibby, a college student, and is faced with a powerful attraction that springs up between them.

Director: Josh Radnor
Stars: Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Zac Efron
All the Rage (1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

ALL THE RAGE takes a satirical and poignant look at one gay man's obsessive pursuit of physical, sexual, and romantic perfection. Christopher Bedford is everyone's fantasy. He's gorgeous, ... See full summary »

Director: Roland Tec
Stars: John-Michael Lander, David Vincent, Jay Corcoran
A Case for Two (TV Series 1981)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Stars: Claus Theo Gärtner, Renate Kohn, Paul Frielinghaus
Black Rider (1993)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A young black man is verbally harassed by an older woman on a streetcar, while the other passengers remain silent. He finally extracts his revenge.

Director: Pepe Danquart
Stars: Senta Moira, Paul Outlaw, Stefan Merki
The Practice (1997–2004)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

We follow the exploits and cases of defense attorneys of a Boston law firm. Bobby Donnell is the senior defense attorney and founder of the firm.

Stars: Dylan McDermott, Kelli Williams, Lara Flynn Boyle
Playboys (1998)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Pepe Danquart
Stars: Robert Hunger-Bühler, Volker Koepp, Peter Lohmeyer
Walz (1988)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Director: Martin Walz
Stars: Paul Outlaw, Martin Walz
Journey's End (TV Movie 1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Martin Walz
Stars: Rudolf Hrusínský, Beatrice Manowski, Thomas Wolff
Berlin Now (1985)
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Directors: Wolfgang Büld, Sissy Kelling
Stars: Jochen Arbeit, Blixa Bargeld, Christoph Dreher
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Nancy
Jenny Bacon ...
Phyl
Judith Barcroft ...
Constance
...
Steph
...
Lewis
...
Daryl
Tom Bozell ...
Jimmy
Peter Bubriski ...
Smith
Marylouise Burke ...
Linda
Cori Lynn Campbell ...
Deanna
...
Angie
Ellen Colton ...
Esther
...
Ben
David Drake ...
Andy
...
Monica
Edit

Storyline

We Pedal Uphill paints an uncompromising portrait of a country at odds with itself-America, post-9/11. In his tapestry of today's human landscape, Writer/Director Roland Tec focuses his unique lens on an assortment of lives altered forever by recent events. The cast of characters brought to life in this film is as varied as the geography they inhabit, displaying their power to amuse, delight, disgust and haunt as we question the very meaning of being an American. Written by Darren Chilton

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Stories from the States

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | History

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Red State Project: An American Quilt in Film  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

I'll Be Waiting
Words & Music by Jeanine Cowen, Merle Perkins & Roland Tec
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Just saw this!! Fabulous!! Must see by 3/26/09 in NYC -or rent from Netflix
23 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

http://www.cinemavillage.com/chc/cv/show_movie.asp?movieid=1520

We saw this yesterday at Cinema Village. Very powerful!! From the opening scene throughout, I was captured by the suspense and the emotion...and my mind was turning! Roland Tec does not tell you what to think nor put every detail together, rather creates powerful and moving vignettes that open one's heart and come more alive and present through interaction with one's own thoughts. The stories-and film as a whole-interact with the viewer. Each person comes away with a slightly varied impression, and richer from the experience!

Each of the 13 vignettes is full on its own. However, the arrangement of them is done in a way that echoes certain threads and increases drama and potency. There is even comic relief that can only come from seeing the realness of human character placed in the preposterousness that is often life.

I am impressed by many elements of this film. The understanding of human nature and unbalances of our society are portrayed in distinct ways and suggest keen insight and awareness throughout the making of We Pedal Uphill. The symbolism and multiple levels of expression of this film through the characters, the settings and the music are still resonating in my soul.

I particularly appreciated how the intricacies of racism were portrayed. Racism is often fueled by how one expects another of a certain culture, skin color, or background to be. In the singer's story I felt her pain at each step. Seemingly little acts have huge affect. As the story developed the many levels and repercussions became more apparent. The lyrics "...you belong to me" took on a duplicity of meaning, and then a multiplicity as passing the recruiting station of all black youth. Through other stories too, many of us cringed in our seats as we watched obvious and not so obvious transgressions of how one human should treat another.

This film is important to see. It opens up many avenues for discussion and sharing. I feel my sensitivity to the world was tuned in a sense. I certainly am not exactly the same person I was before seeing the thirteen stories that make up We Pedal Uphill.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss We Pedal Uphill (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?