Having called off his wedding, a high school graduate journeys alone to Central America, finding adventure with a ragtag group of foreigners who attempt to cross the Darien Gap in record time.


Thomas Whelan
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Credited cast:
Christopher Masterson ... Conner Layne
Brooke Burns ... Darlene Loren
Johnny Messner ... Christopher Loren
James Duval ... Taylor 'One Ball'
Jake Muxworthy ... Justin 'Two Dogs'
Shalim Ortiz ... Carlos 'Bullet'
Angelika Libera ... Anna 'G-Spot' (as Angelika Baran)
Bijou Phillips ... Christina Layne
Ernie Lively ... Mr. Layne
Maria Conchita Alonso ... Mrs. Layne
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexandra Breckenridge ... Kate (as Alex Breckenridge)
Frank Califano ... Priest
Annie Huntley Annie Huntley ... Sandra
Brian LaBelle ... Traveler 2
Tommy Savas ... Travis


High school grad. Conner Layne is about to marry his first love, but when wedding plans fail, he goes solo on his honeymoon to Central America, finding adventure with a ragtag group of foreigners who attempt to cross the Darien Gap in record time. Written by lifeadventure

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The art of travel is to deviate from the current plan.



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Rated R for language and some nudity

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The 'Art' Here Is Somewhat Bleak
16 April 2011 | by ChrysanthepopSee all my reviews

'The Art of Travel' starts off on a promising note. I was under the impression that it was going to be a comedy travel-mockumentary. Even though the wedding sequence was over-the-top (such as Connor leaving photos under every guest's seat), it was funny. After that, begins his trip through South America. Though there are some clichés here, the humour is well maintained until the Darien Gap track.

Here the film takes a different turn. The pace slows down. The dialogues try to be philosophical but they end up only being one cliché after another. Once the sequence is over, the pace picks up but the film heads towards no particular direction except for a predictable conclusion. There is a funny little surprise twist in the end.

The cinematography is quite good. It beautifully captures the stunning South American landscapes. I also liked the whimsical soundtrack as it adds some charm.

The acting is decent. It's too bad that some of the actors are given poor lines to deliver. I thought the casting of Angelika Libera was a bit odd considering that the Anna character was a Czech girl and Libera talks with an accent that does not sound the least bit Czech. Her performance is otherwise very good.

'The Art of Travel' could have been an excellent entertaining travel-mockumentary had it stayed focused on the travel aspect of the story and avoided stereotype.

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2 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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