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Soon after Thom starts operating as an illegal taxi driver in New York City, Claire hires him to drive her to California after her estranged father suffers a heart attack.

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Keppel
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Storyline

In New York City, Thom is broke and jobless, illegally working as a taxi driver just to make some quick cash to try and pay his rent. Claire is a successful business-woman, but personally she's in shambles trying to recover from a bump in her marriage and then comes the phone call that her distant father is in the hospital. Not knowing what to do, Claire hops in Thom's cab and orders him to just drive. And so he does. The duo find themselves in Pennsylvania and make the rash decision to drive across the country. On the road to California, there are many detours, as the obstacles and secrets force them to learn about themselves and each other. Written by napierslogs

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual references | See all certifications »

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4 October 2013 (Turkey)  »

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$379 (USA) (13 April 2012)

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$15,374 (USA) (1 June 2012)
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The travel destination in the plot is Encinitas, CA. Once they arrive however, the location is not Encinitas. See more »

Quotes

Thom: If you're going past Newark I gotta charge you round trip. I don't make the rules, that's, that's headquarters... You can't go past New Brunswick either, that's, that's corporation limit. In fact, even New Brunswick's pushing it.
Claire: Will you shut up? I'm not paying you to talk, I'm paying you to drive. That's why I took a cab, so I could sit in the back, while some foreigner who speaks broken English could take me where I need to go!
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Written by Josh Caldwell, Keith Waggoner, Parker Brooks, Brian Soika and Robert Bell
Performed by Les Blanks
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Claire and Thom meet when she randomly chooses his cab, and tells him to "Just drive."
4 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My husband and I saw this movie at the Savannah Film Fest, and we thought it was excellent. The characters and the problems with which they dealt seemed real, could've been us or our family members. There were no easy solutions. The writing was subtle and genuinely funny. The filming showed off the country beautifully. The minor characters were well crafted, especially Clair's mother. As the action moves from the frenetic pace of the city through the numbing boredom of major highways to the serenity of nature's wide open spaces, the characters face their inner conflicts and fears. They grow separately, but in that way that others often see us more clearly than we can see ourselves, they also each contribute to the other.

The test of a good movie is whether it invokes interesting discussion afterward. We talked about this one all the way through dinner and the ride home. Do yourself a favor and see it.


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