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She's in Portland (2020)

| Comedy, Drama | 2020 (USA)
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Hoping to reconnect with his college buddy, a 30-something businessman drags him along on a road trip.

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Marc Carlini
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Tommy Dewey ... Wes
Ricco Ross ... Paul
Minka Kelly ... Sarah
Vishesh Chachra ... Andy
Alexis Krause ... Lauren
Robin Gammell ... Dennis
Elaine Partnow ... Joan
François Arnaud ... Luke
Evie Jacobsen Evie Jacobsen ... Lizzie
Samba Schutte ... Steve
Nicole LaLiberte ... Maggie
Simon Templeman ... Nigel
Nikki McKenzie ... Cassie
Paige Spara ... Mallory
Tate Hanyok ... Kelly
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Two college friends, now in their thirties, admire each other's lives and feel trapped in their own. Wes, tied to a demanding career and responsibilities to family, extends a work trip to drag his dispirited artist friend Luke to find Luke's "one that got away". Written by schmooperz

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Crazy Credits

The credits include full-color logos for the real-life film commissions of many of the filming locations that were used for the roadtrip scenes. See more »

Soundtracks

Feel It In My Bones
Written by Michael Philip Maramag
Performed by Blackbird Blackbird
Courtesy of Om Records / Clover Beats
By arrangement with Ingrooves Licensing Services
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She's In Portland is a Fun Ride
25 September 2020 | by randyerwin-40564See all my reviews

I loved this film. It's funny. It's touching. It's an awesome road trip movie with the very best cinematography of the Pacific Coast I have ever seen. It's just a fun film that I could watch again and again.

This movie is loaded with up-and-coming stars. It had really great music. I loved the performances from all the primary actors. To me, the script ran very true-to-life. I felt like I could identify with all the characters and their respective motivations.

I also absolutely loved one particular scene in the movie, where the two main guys in the film have an impromptu dinner with two ladies a few years older (and wiser) than them. This scene stood out as particularly insightful to me. In the end, it's just a four people talking. But Director Marc Carlini took his time with this scene, and with some really great acting and an awesome script, he got the best on-screen discussion of the meaning of life that I can recall seeing. I would strongly recommend this film for this scene alone.

In terms of what you might compare this movie to, Sideways is the closest comparable I can think of. I loved that film, too. Though this film is similar in that it's two very different guys who are friends going on a road-trip with sometimes funny drama ensuing, this film is not trying to be like Sideways. She's in Portland is its own story. It also has a younger and hipper vibe than Sideways had. Nonetheless, they are similar films, and I'm sure I won't be the only one making this comparison.

Overall: Great film! 10 out of 10.


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