Road to Nowhere
A quirky dramedy set deep in Texas
If you like your buddy movies full of crazy contrivances and frenetic characters, well, move along.
Richardson native David Gordon Green’s eighth picture is set in Bastrop, Texas, in 1988, and tells the insular story of coworkers Alvin (Paul Rudd) and Lance (Emile Hirsch) who are tasked with painting yellow lines down a rural highway.
Lance is Alvin’s sister’s boyfriend, and the two make an unlikely pair, bickering and insulting each other while they each come to terms with their lot in life.
Against this wilderness backdrop--and with a winning score by Explosions in the Sky--the quiet and affecting Prince Avalanche lives up to its name, gathering steam and coming together quite nicely by the end.