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Scenic Route (2013)

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Tensions rise between lifelong friends Mitchell and Carter after their truck breaks down on an isolated desert road as they start to attack each other's life decisions with unwavering brutality.

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Tensions rise between lifelong friends Mitchell and Carter after their truck breaks down on an isolated desert road as they start to attack each other's life decisions with unwavering brutality.

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There is no turning back

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Rated R for language, some violence and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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Josh Duhamel and Dan Fogler also star in Don Peyote (2014) together. See more »

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Mitchell: Are you telling me that you're not at all suspicious that things have gone so smoothly?
Carter: Suspicious? No, I'm stunned, I'm impressed. But I'm not suspicious.
Mitchell: Well, maybe you should be. I mean, think about it, things could be just a little too good to be true, you know what I mean?
Carter: Believe me, if I was making this up, there would be a lot more lottery winning and super models.
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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Written and performed by Herman Beeftink
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A "Scenic Route" to hell...
16 March 2013 | by (U.S.) – See all my reviews

The road-trip gone-wrong/ buddy movie starts with a slow burn -- biting, often hilarious dialog introduces us to two old friends who's benign friction escalates as their predicament gets worse.

The performances are engaging and absorbing--masterfully done as most of the movie rests on these two characters versus the elements (as well as the two actors versus difficult shooting conditions, according to the Q&A after the premiere I saw at SXSW).

For an indie thriller "Scenic Route" doesn't show any low budget limitations -- the cinematography in Death Valley is breathtaking and unforgiving, yet still haunting and beautiful.

Once the film grabs you, it doesn't let go. The movie, the imagery, stays with you long after you leave the theater.


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