Upon learning he can't swim or drive, we know a skinny-dipping scene and driving lessons loom around the bend. So what? LeGros is still funny and the montages and gentle sitcom wit go down more easily in wine country.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Cute fish-out-of-water comedy is a lightweight but inoffensive time-waster.
A surprising little low-budget comedy that has heart, smarts and charm.
Like an annoying new puppy, Sherman's Way just wants to run around in circles and lick your face. After a while, though, you kind of fall in love with it.
| Original Score: 3/5
A delightful comedy about the sentimental education of an uptight and inexperienced young man who happens to be insanely rich.
You'll want to make your way to Sherman's Way. In a cynical world, we need more sweet comedies like this charmer. Prepare to fall in love with life again.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Shulman, though, who also produced, is a personality drag, unable to make us care that Sherman's off-putting arrogance warrants even by-the-numbers enlightenment.
Breezy, harmless and mildly engaging, but ultimately insipid and forgettable.
| Original Score: 5.25/10
Not since Larry David's Sour Grapes has a movie kicked off by so thoroughly painting its protagonists as deeply unlikable souls.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
LeGros isn't bad, but this pre-DVD road trip feels like it's four hours long.
Note to indie filmmakers: a life-changing road trip, some quirky characters, and a cutesy soundtrack do not a movie make. Or, at least, not one that's worthy of an audience's hard-earned cash.
| Original Score: 1/5
Whimsically entertaining but all too familiar and formulaic.
| Original Score: 5/10
A victim of its own bad timing, Craig M. Saavedra's buddy-comedy-cum-road-trip-flick might've had a chance back before the world started going to hell.
| Original Score: 2/6
Sherman's Way manages to be a road movie that never gets very far because it keeps going around in circles.
Director Craig Saavedra and writer Tom Nance's collaboration plays like something out of an indie-film paint-by-numbers.
Charts the contrived awakenings of two caricatures.
The "fish-out-of-water-coming-of-age" genre loses so much ground in Craig Saavadra's tedious indy comedy that you
| Original Score: C-
Not an uncontrived moment goes by.