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Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.

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Lance
Lance LeGault ...
Truck Driver
Joyce Payne ...
Lady
Gina Grande ...
Madison
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Larry Kretschmar ...
Lumberjack
Enoch Moon ...
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David L. Osborne Jr. ...
Lumberjack
Danni Wolcott ...
Lumberjack
Morgan Calderoni ...
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Savanna Porter ...
Kid
Juniper Smith ...
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Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for some sexual content. | See all certifications »

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19 September 2013 (Netherlands)  »

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Budget:

$725,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$36,694 (USA) (9 August 2013)

Gross:

$204,951 (USA) (15 November 2013)
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Based on a 'minimalist' Icelandic film, the movie was shot in only 16 days. See more »

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The inspection sticker on the truck used in the film has the date 2011 yet the film is based in 1988 See more »

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[first lines]
Alvin: [about cassette tape] Hey! What are you doing?
Lance: I was falling asleep. I thought it would be a good idea to change the station situation.
Alvin: It wasn't. I was listening to that.
Lance: I know, but it's boring for the rest of us. I was falling asleep doing the work.
Alvin: So what?
Lance: So, I wanna play this tape. I wanna play this play to get motivated and pumped up, ya know?
Alvin: I know, I know you want to play that tape. Look, you know what, Lance, I'm not here to start a fight. That's not what I want to do. ...
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A quaint and well-handled light comedy
2 August 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Prince avalanche gains much of its personality from the fire damaged forests that it takes place in. Despite the characters fairly trivial and base dramas that occur in their lives the film likes to remind us of the natural beauty that can be found in the remnants of what was once a community but is now being rebuilt by these two bumbling characters.

There's not a great deal of plot compelling Avalanche forward at times and often scenes will consist primarily of Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch spraying new road surface lines followed by extensive hammerings in of poles. Although the film may appear slow I quite enjoyed the meditative state in which the film exists as the occasional bursts of personality were punctuated more by the peace that preceded it. The film is also often quite funny in my opinion but it's a very low key humble humor that won't have you in stitches but feels natural within the scene.

I also really enjoyed the truck driver character and subplot (I guess you'd call it) involving a woman who lost her house. I guess why these elements work so well is that you're constantly searching any one frame or scene for something that will advance the plot and although these elements appeared before my patience ever wore too thin, they're still quite few and far between. There also a scene which involves Hirsch and Rudd getting drunk and doing whatever one does drunk this deep into the woodlands which I found very funny and a definite highlight.

The film doesn't achieve any great heights and probably doesn't land as much humour or inject enough drama to justify its length I still enjoyed my time in the theatre and would recommend watching it if you're in a chill enough mood.


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