Three down-and-out, complete strangers who answer a Craigslist-like ad to drive a car from Los Angeles to Washington, DC. As these unlikely companions bumble their way across the US, they ...
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Three down-and-out, complete strangers who answer a Craigslist-like ad to drive a car from Los Angeles to Washington, DC. As these unlikely companions bumble their way across the US, they record their epic adventure using iPhones. In the end, because of their unexpected, new-found friendships, each finds a new lease on life and our heroes live happily ever after Written by
We saw this at the Buffalo-Niagara Film Festival and we fell in love with Lemonade, the beautiful Asian sprite who joins two middle-aged strangers in a cross-country trek to deliver a car to Washington DC. Many of your typical conventions are present. Each character has a back story that takes more or less time to evolve, each has some annoying peccadillo(s) that irritates the others, and there are the unexpected detours -- some literal, some metaphorical -- that interrupt their progress. The result, however, isn't trite, but engaging.
If the story itself isn't enough though, the knowledge that the entire movie was recorded digitally on Apple (R) iPhone 4's makes it worth a view. The clarity was impressive, the transitions fairly smooth. The rougher transitions reminded me of Kevin Smith's first effort, Clerks.
Film students will go for the novelty but leave with an appreciation of the total package. Film lovers should just sit back and enjoy the ride.
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