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Prince Avalanche (2013)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  19 September 2013 (Netherlands)
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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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Voice of Madison (voice)
Larry Kretschmar ...
Lumberjack
Enoch Moon ...
Lumberjack
David L. Osborne Jr. ...
Lumberjack
Danni Wolcott ...
Lumberjack
Morgan Calderoni ...
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Savanna Porter ...
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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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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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Loud N' Restless
Performed by Loosely Tight
Written by Dennis Livingston
Published by Trailerville Music, BMI
Courtesy of Fervor Records Vintage Masters
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the feel-good bromance of the year.
26 January 2013 | by (Utah) – See all my reviews

If Emile Hirsch and Paul Rudd get stuck in the woods, does it make for a good movie?

This is the question Prince Avalanche asks of us, and the answer is a resounding yes. The film is a low-budget bromance that focuses on the relationship of two road workers revamping Texas roads after a forest fire wipes them out.

Spending weeks at a time isolated from society, our two protagonists get to know each other very well, and talk about everything and anything together – but mostly women. Alvin, (Paul Rudd) is dating Lance's (Emile Hirsch) older sister Madison, while Lance is constantly looking forward to the day when he can leave the forest and head back into the city where all the girls are.

The pair of actors are wonderful together, and it's their comical and engaging interactions that provide the framework for this movie. Director David Gordon Greene (The Sitter, Pineapple Express) is no stranger to comedy, and there are some brilliantly funny moments in Prince Avalanche, but the humor never takes full focus. There are long, meditative shots of nature mixed in with some great dramatic events that make this film a more reflective piece than a funny one.

Unfortunately, there is a bit of empty space, and some scenes drag on longer than they should. There is also this sub-plot involving an older alcoholic character that never really goes anywhere. Despite it's flaws, the highs and lows in Alvin and Lance's relationship make for a charming and inspirational story. Prince Avalanche is whole-heartedly an entertaining film that finds that rare sweet spot between the heart and funny bone.


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