James invites his three closest friends to join him on a road trip to his favorite place in the world. Like many group holidays, however, the undertaking proves fraught with practical difficulties. Surreal encounters and emotionally ravaging revelations result in funny and unpredictable situations.
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A brilliant film about the power of friendship in the face of terminal illness. The events go in a moderate pace, making the story more believable and engaging.
The characters as well as the situations are interesting and complex and the end is simply heartbreaking and overwhelming.
I woke up New Years Day 2013, looking for something chewy. This was it. A perfect road trip movie: there is a devastatingly real distance between where these four guys start and their final destination. Simply shot, imperfect, w/ lapses of shaky camera work. But it doesn't matter. The last 30 minutes crushed my heart. Sherlock's Cumberbatch is the center, but JJ Feild as Miles plays the rock in this ensemble.
I had doubts about this film but they were soon dashed. An odyssey of adventure peril, strength and courage. The director, Hattie Dalton, has given the film a masterly, light touch combining humour and anger to what is a taboo subject in our current times. Well worth a viewing.