Cars have never sounded so good in probably the best road movie ever made. James Taylor and Dennis Wilson in their only acting roles takes us on a journey across country as they race against another driver to Washington. The Winner gets the loser's car.I was quite surprised at how much I loved this film and the realness of it.
I was actually expecting a lot more. There just wasn't enough plot; characters were wonderful but felt over developed. There was one shot that I really loved-- the girl getting on the motorcycle was really super duper. Plus, James Taylor uttered the phrase "mother fucker"
Eliding notions of identity and direction in its characters, Hellman and the wonderful scriptwriting duo explore the road trip dynamics with such tact and insight we ultimately understand their intentions are far more ambitious than they seem, and their success lies in the simplicity and sheer elegance of their craft.