High Road - Indie October
Yesterday, I watched High Road for Indie October. High Road is a comedy about a small time drug dealer (James Pumphrey) whose deal goes bad, and thinks the cops are after him. So, he takes off on a road trip with a teenage kid (Dylan O'Brien) who hangs out at his house all the time. What he doesn't know is that the cops aren't actually after him, however, the kid's dad (Rob Riggle) and a friend of his who didn't quite make it into the police force (Joe Lo Truglio). There are a lot of good comedians in this movie such as Abby Elliott (SNL), Lizzy Caplan (Party Down), Ed Helms (The Office), Matt Jones (Breaking Bad), Zach Woods (The Office) and Kyle Gass (Tenacious D). The story is more about the messed up relationships between Fitz (the dealer) and his girlfriend (Elliott) and the relationship between Jimmy (O'Brien) and his father (Riggle). As with any road trip type of movie a lot of things go wrong such as the kid breaks his arm, they lose the van that they were driving in, and stuff like that. For the great comedy cast there aren't as many largely funny moments as I thought there would be, but there is a lot of heartfelt ones. It's a bit of a surprising film and you get something different than you expect. Overall, it's a good film and you can check it out right now on Netflix streaming.