Prince Avalanche

Prince Avalanche

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An odd couple of sorts, introspective and stern Alvin and his girlfriend's brother, Lance, dopy and insecure, leave the city behind to spend the summer of 1988 repainting traffic lines on a desolate country highway where the surrounding areas have been ravaged by wildfire. The men bicker and joke with each other, eventually developing an unlikely friendship.
Edition: Widescreen version.
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE PRI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Alternative Title: Á annan veg.

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breemu
May 09, 2016

If you love rustic, no frills camping, being in the great outdoors, and the meditative quality of solitude while surrounded by nature - or if you've ever worked on a road crew - you will probably enjoy this film. If not, you probably won't.

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KennyBania
Feb 28, 2016

Boring. Very boring.

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0cho
Mar 05, 2015

Like Glencoe_Mike said, the two leads are good, the overall movie is nothing great. Does anyone else think Emile Hirsch looks like Jack Black in this film??

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lukasevansherman
Mar 29, 2014

Indie film used to not only define films made outside of the studio system, but also a certain idiosyncratic, personal aesthetic and style. This film very much feels like a throwback to a time when indie still meant something. Director David Gordon Green started out making small, lyrical films like "George Washington," but then took an unexpected turn into stoner buddy comedies like "Pineapple Express," so this minimalist film is something of a return to his roots. The set up couldn't be much simpler: two guys painting lines on the road in rural Texas. If that sounds boring, then this movie is not for you. Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch are pretty much the only actors in it and they are both understated, as is the movie, with a lot of nice shots of nature. It's not the most exciting thing, but it's not trying to be. Soundtrack by Explosions in the Sky.

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jimg2000
Mar 28, 2014

Nice college film class project. One of its main message is that the older man was happy being alone (see quote). However, his reaction to his girl friends letter spoke otherwise.

ravenheart Dec 30, 2013

I was expecting a comedy, but this isn't funny. There are some scenes so stupid that you will chuckle a little silently, but I never laughed out loud once. And, it's too shallow and silly to be a drama. The characters have the depth of a mud puddle, and are barely tolerable. Paul Rudd's talent was wasted on such a poorly written film. The film would have been funnier if they had just let Rudd ad lib for an hour and a half. I just can't understand why the film was even made because it lacks almost any entertainment value. The other reviewers here are being very generous to have given this 2.5 or 3 stars.....It must be because it's Christmas time. ;-)

jpozenel Dec 19, 2013

The movie had a very calming effect. There's really no explaining why I liked it...I just did.

Glencoe_Mike Dec 19, 2013

Liked the two leads but the movie didn't really work for me overall.

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jimg2000
Mar 28, 2014

Alvin: There's a difference between being lonely and being alone.

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