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The Art of Travel (2008)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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
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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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Adventure

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Rated R for language and some nudity

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English | Spanish

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2 September 2008 (USA) See more »

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Bolivia See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Filming in the jungle took place during the rainy season of August where it would rain at least three hours out of the day. See more »

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Title Card: Do not go where the path might lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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SALSA LIFE
Performed and Written by Danny Del Toro and Andy Singer
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Can't have "Motorcycle Diaries" without a single compelling character
4 April 2008 | by patrickcrutchleySee all my reviews

Inevitable comparisons to "Motorcycle Diaries". Yes, there is a difficult trek through Central and South America. But that's pretty much where the similarities end.

The Motorcycle Diaries succeeded because Che is a compelling character, not a fresh-out- of-high-school kid with a vindictive sense of humor. There is no self-discovery in this film; no greater themes (populism, for example, in MD).

The main character in this film simply realizes he likes running away from his seemingly-cool family and being a man-child with no responsibilities. He's the embodiment of every guy in a midlife crisis who still wants to do "something really cool" with his life, to get away from it all, with a threesome in a Nicaraguan hotel thrown in for good measure.

I will say that I laughed at certain points in this movie. The supporting characters are much more entertaining (not to say that Masterson was bad in the role; it's just not a very good role). But halfway through, when I started groaning and rolling my eyes more than laughing, it became less and less worth standing in line at the Philly Film Festival for.


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