In Eugene, Oregon, Mercer, 19, wants to tell his wayward half-brother, 18 years older than he, that their mother has died. He has an address in Shelter Cove, so he steals a car from a car wash and heads south. Nothing is simple: his brother is gone, but he left resentment Mercer has to deal with. He gets an address in Reno and stops in Fallon to hook up with a girl he knew in middle school. Reno's a bust, but she promises sex if Mercer will drive her and two friends to Mohave. His plans go awry. From time to time, the car's owner calls him on a cell phone left in the car. Her arch but friendly voice gives Mercer needed empathy. Will he ever find his brother, and if so, what then?
Life doesn't come with a roadmap.
Did You Know?
's father plays the old man wearing the cowboy hat at the car wash in the beginning of the film. See more
I always had a problem with Huckleberry Finn. I mean, I liked the story, I read it, but the river... it made me feel stuck.
References Band of Outsiders
Fuel For Fire
Written by M. Ward
Performed by M. Ward
and Jim James
Courtesy of Merge Records
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