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Boundaries

Road movies tend to rely heavily on vivid scenery and the banter sparked by a long, intimate trip; this comedy from writer-director Shana Feste (Country Strong) succeeds on the first count but fails on the second. An emotionally stunted divorcee (Vera Farmiga), her bright but trouble-prone son (Lewis MacDougall), and her elderly father (Christopher Plummer), a career criminal who claims he's dying, cruise the glittering Pacific coastline as they drive from Seattle to Los Angeles. The father's chicanery is the brightest spot in a screenplay that makes the heroine a shrill stooge for everyone else's agenda as the protagonists bicker their way to self-discovery and mutual regard.

Credits

Director:

  • Shana Feste

Cast:

  • Vera Farmiga
  • Christopher Plummer
  • Lewis MacDougall
  • Bobby Cannavale
  • Kristen Schaal
  • Peter Fonda
  • Christopher Lloyd
  • Dolly Wells
  • Yahya Abdul-Mateen II
  • Ryan Robbins
  • B.J. Harrison
  • Kalvin Olafson

Producers:

  • Brian Kavanaugh-Jones
  • Chris Ferguson
  • Bailey Conway
  • Bailey Conway

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