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West of Here (2002)

Finding his only escape in music, Gil Blackwell (Broken English's Josh Hamilton) decides to leave his monotonous business life in Boston when his cousin dies in a car accident. Gil ignores ... See full summary »

Director:

Peter Masterson (as Peter CB Masterson)

Writer:

Jay Sweet (as A. Jay Sweet)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Norbert Leo Butz ... Josiah Blackwell
Josh Hamilton ... Gilbert 'Gil' Blackwell
Guillermo Díaz ... Thomas (as Guillermo Diaz)
Mary Stuart Masterson ... Genevieve Anderson
Abriahna Smith Abriahna Smith ... Waitress at Lili's Bar (as Abria Smith)
Felica Dyer Felica Dyer ... Woman #1 in Lili's Bar
Susan Alger Susan Alger ... Woman #2 in Lili's Bar
Carlin Glynn ... Sally Blackwell
Kevin Cooney ... Gil Blackwell Sr.
Brandon Jansen Brandon Jansen ... Basketball Kid
Devin Seligsohn Devin Seligsohn ... Girl Behind Counter
Jeff Kosloski Jeff Kosloski ... Gas Station Attendant
Henry Harris Henry Harris ... Man Walking Husky
Skye Tost Skye Tost ... Husky
Sharra Romany Sharra Romany ... Newspaper Girl (as Shara Jenkins)
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Finding his only escape in music, Gil Blackwell (Broken English's Josh Hamilton) decides to leave his monotonous business life in Boston when his cousin dies in a car accident. Gil ignores his father's disapproval and hits the road in the family's antique truck for the promised land of California. On the way a chance encounter reunites him with an old college flame, Genevieve (Fried Green Tomatoes' Mary Stuart Masterson), who joins his journey. With each westward mile, the couple rebuilds their musical aspirations and their feelings for each other in this touching and heartfelt love story. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language

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Dry, stiff, acting, on everyones part
18 May 2008 | by CocoLaChatSee all my reviews

I'm a Mary Stuart Masterson fan, but after watching "West of Here", I found myself wanting to watch "Fried Green Tomatoes" (or "Benny and Jung") again, just to get the bad taste of this film out of my mouth. I felt everyone's acting was "stiff" and dry! The plot was familiar, as there have been several "road trip" movies over the last several years where boy (or girl)finds self with the help of another. It seemed to me that the budget must have been near non-existent and that the time alloted to make the movie was minimal. I realize that this film was created through the work of MSM's family members, and hope MSM will be more selective of future films that she will appear in.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Irány nyugat! See more »

Filming Locations:

Boulder, Colorado, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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