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An odd couple take to the open road. Having followed his girlfriend out to California's Wine Country for the summer, Yale law student Sherman finds himself dumped, and cut off from his high-society mother's money. A stranger stranded in a strange land, he hitches a ride with Palmer, a washed-up, unapologetically eccentric Olympic athlete. There are detours along the way, including the possibility of an enlightening girlfriend, an encounter with a gun-wielding gourmet chef and a chance for the former athlete to be on top again. A comedy about absent fathers and damaged sons striving to find balance between responsibility and recklessness. Written by
Palmer's car is actually at least two different cars - a 1966 MGB and a 1975 model. This is apparent in different scenes, where sometimes the car has side lamps and reverse lamps (1975) and sometimes it doesn't (1966), and where the interior changes between solid black with visible rectangular door pulls (1975) and black with red piping (1966). See more »
Palmer's hair while he and Sherman are talking in the car right before Palmer confronts his son. See more »
Those guys are crazy. We should do it.
[suddenly kisses him]
Run with the Pundits? No thanks. It's a silly tradition.
Aw, is this because of your butt?
'Cause you think you have a fat butt.
You think I have a fat butt?
Please don't spoil your dinner. My mom will take it personally if you don't finish what her cook made for you.
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Great movie... excepting Sherman himself, who is totally charmless.....
This would have worked really really well, pretty charming indie, good solid values, great, great supporting cast, neat feel and a good take on the lazier side of American small town life....
The plot is simple: uptight law student meets a down-on-his-luck ex-Olympic skier bum and together with the bum's friends, the law student learns about life... nothing stunning but sounds OK, right?
The lead role of Sherman is just horrible... sorry, but awkward that becomes this type of awkward charm is just squirmy... and why everyone tries to befriend Sherman totally defeated us.
Honestly, they should be sorely tempted to give him a really big kicking to teach him a little about life than take him fishing.
I'm not being mean-spirited here, it just don't work. Sherman is just unlikeable, and never more so when trying to be likable. You just feel that 5 minutes away from the new circle of friends and the GOP genes will kick back in with a vengeance.
Horrible miscast and it really spoils a film that could have really lit up the screen with the right actor.
Hate to trash indie films but this is a real lesson is getting the right person cast right from the off.
What you end up is a film you can definitely watch for the supporting cast...
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