It's fascinating to look back on a pre-9/11 era when our culture's greatest fear was the consequences of bullying. While the horror fan in me was hoping for a grim ending in which our characters actually faced lasting consequences for their actions, I won't hold that against "Joy Ride." It's a smartly written (in part by J.J. Abrams!) and well-executed thriller that pays homage to Spielberg's "Duel."