The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.
This month’s Genre has been chosen by Simon of Moustache Movie News and it is Road Trip Movies.
Please get me your submissions by the 25th of December by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Try to think out of the box! Great choice Simon!
Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Road Trip Movies.…
“I have a photogenic memory. ” – Ethan
Number of Times Seen – 2 (1 Feb 2011 and 5 Dec 2017)
Brief Synopsis – A man trying to get back to LA before his wife gives birth, meets an aspiring actor who makes his trip a living Hell.
My Take on it – I decided that in order to make my guest choices of the Genre for the Genre Grandeur series more personal (and expand my own personal horizons of these genres), I will take a recommendation from my guest for a film to watch for this Genre Guesstimation series.
This film was Simon’s choice for me to watch.
Whoever decided to pair up Zack Galifianakis and Robert Downey Jr. was pure genius.
The two of them have amazing chemistry together that is filled with so much energy the whole time.
They are able to play off one another so well and they make it all seem so real that we want to keep watching the interactions between the two of them for as long as we can.
The film feels like a modern updated version of Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) and despite neither of the actors or characters matching up to the roles played by Steve Martin and John Candy, they do a wonderful job here.
The jokes keep coming scene after scene and it’s so difficult to not laugh so hard at the antics of these two characters.
There road trip is quite interesting to wtac unfold and I would love to find a way to watch these characters continue to interact.
Bottom Line – Galifianakis and Downey Jr. have amazing energy and chemistry that help make this film so much fun to watch. The two of them play off each other so well and they make you want to keep watching these two characters interact. The film itself feels like an updated version of Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) and does it so well. The jokes keep coming every few minutes and it’s so hard to not laugh at everything that happens to these men during their trip. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – On Access Hollywood (1996) to promote the film, Robert Downey, Jr. said that working on this film was his “most glorious experience” in all his career. (From IMDB)
Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Comes really close. This film is hilarious, but something slight is missing from raising it up one more notch on the scale.
Rating – Globe Worthy
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