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Americano (2005)

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A recent college graduate is forced to choose between a life of limitless wealth and complacent security or a potentially dangerous trip down the road less traveled in first-time director Kevin Noland's tale of love and youth told against the backdrop of the Running of the Bulls. Chris McKinley (Joshua Jackson) has decided to celebrate his college graduation by backpacking through Europe with his best friend, Ryan (Timm Sharp), and Ryan's girlfriend, Michelle (Ruthanna Hopper). With time running short before he returns to the United States and sets out on the fast track to success, Chris attempts to pack as much adventure as possible into his last three days until he locks glances with dark-haired Spanish beauty Adela (Leonor Varela). Now challenged to re-examine his priorities by both the vital young woman and a mysterious stranger named Riccardo (Dennis Hopper), Chris must search the whole of his heart and soul to find out what he really wants most out of life.

Cast

Joshua Jackson
as Chris McKinley
Dennis Hopper
as Riccardo
Marlon Grace
as Prankster
David Aguilar
as Gypsy Thief
Francisco Marco
as Bullfighter
Mónica Echeverría
as Drunk San Fermin Woman
Steve Babiar
as Little Waiter No. 1
Joe Gieb
as Little Waiter No. 2
Martin Klebba
as Little Matador
José Luis
as Aruna Cafe Waiter
Eduardo Laporte
as Pimpled Waiter
Heather Levinson
as Drunk Woman
Annie Noland
as Storyteller
Maria Salvatierra
as Jota Singer
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Critic Reviews for Americano

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

Neither the rambling plot nor the diffuse characterizations offer much of interest, but the young performers are highly attractive, and Robb Webb's excellent cinematography offers a panorama of highly photogenic Spanish locales.

April 25, 2006
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

Writer-director Kevin Noland effectively utilizes his fine young cast and the natural beauty and rich culture of northern Spain in amiably posing a timeless question of youth.

Full Review… | March 28, 2006
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Watching Americano is like hearing a long story about someone else's holiday, and while it seems everyone had a nice time, it's too bad they didn't shoot a better film while they were there.

Full Review… | March 23, 2006
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Beautifully shot and filled with lovable characters you could watch for hours, Americano is an amazing journey that makes one yearn for travel.

September 6, 2006
Film Threat

Americano certainly succeeds as a romanticized travelogue, and if this doesn't make one want to grab a backpack and head for the hills of Spain, nothing will.

Full Review… | September 6, 2006
Reel Film Reviews

As Jakes Barnes and friends do in "The Sun Also Rises," Noland's characters are in Pamplona to, among other things, run with the bulls. Those other things include falling in/out of love... [and] drinking wine.

Full Review… | September 6, 2006
Spokesman-Review (Washington)

Audience Reviews for Americano

½

Movie was a masterpiece , except for the bullfight which was grewsome. but thats their culture. I was honestly impressed with how this turned out. everyone should watch , I was hoping for a glimpse of ruthanna's breasts though

Adam Utz
Adam Utz
½

If I were to use two words to describe Americano they would be liberating & vibrant. Liberating in the sense that the overall point of the film is about letting go & letting love in, a true spirit of adventure. Vibrant in part for the colorful Spanish landscape, the mysteriously profound Riccardo, the beautifully exotic Adela & the way Chris, the film's lead, interacts with them.

Jake Patrick
Jake Patrick

Holy hell this was bad. Two mildly redeeming values. 1: Boobs. Brief, but hey, there. 2: Midgets. that is all. The rest is a thin veil of nice scenery covering up vomitous mass of crapola.

Andrew Olivier
Andrew Olivier

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