Synopsis: Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind
Release Date: August 9, 2013
Thoughts: Count me as ‘casually interested’ in this one. A remake of an Icelandic film, this looks like a movie that’s been filtered through a Wes Anderson lens…nothing wrong with that but it just seems to have elements that we’ve seen before. Director David Gordon Green is an interesting filmmaker – he started off with low budget indies that were critically well-received and then followed those up with Pineapple Express and (gulp) The Sitter. Having interesting actors like Paul Rudd (Wanderlust, This is 40, Admission)and Emile Hirsch in the leads is a win…but this has the potential to go either way.