The Long Dumb Road

The Long Dumb Road
The Long Dumb Road
  • R
  • 1h 31m
  • 2018
Fresh73%
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From writer-director Hannah Fidell (A Teacher, 6 Years) and co-writer Carson Mell ("Silicon Valley," "Tarantula") comes a comedy of transformation, discovery and maturity set on the road between Austin and Los Angeles. When college-bound teenager Nat (Tony Revolori) offers itinerant 30-something mechanic Richard (Jason Mantzoukas) a ride during a stop-over in small-town Texas, neither one realizes the indelible impact each traveler will have on his respective journey. Nat, an aspiring photographer, is heading towards a bright future in art school in Los Angeles and wants to find the real America en route to new beginnings out West; Richard, a lovably unkempt motormouth, is simply looking for connection in the moment — and maybe a beer or ten — while he grapples with indecision, past mistakes and dead-ends. As they travel through the American Southwest, taking in picturesque towns and crossing paths with an assortment of old flames, fellow travelers, kooky cons, and good Samaritans, both passengers come alive through the myriad possibilities of the open road. Finding connection, comfort and chaos in their shared journey, this improbable and unforgettable screen duo forges an epic bond few will forget.

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Common Sense Says
Swearing, drinking, pot in offbeat buddy road comedy.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Long Dumb Road is a buddy road comedy about two people with very different temperaments who end up driving together across the country. Young photographer Nat (Tony Revolori) is heading to art school and ends up giving a ride to hard-partying, loose-cannon mechanic Richard (Jason Mantzoukas), whose wild nature and unrealistic expectations land them in hot water. Expect frequent strong language ("f--k," "s--t," and many others) and drinking/drugs, including drinking and smoking pot in a moving car. There's also a bit of mild violence (realistic fistfights), and sex is discussed in some detail; oral sex is shown in a non-explicit way. Taissa Farmiga, Grace Gummer, and Ron Livingston co-star.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:November 9, 2018
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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