El Camino (2008)





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Human disconnect, frailty, and redemption serve as the predominant themes in director Erik Weigel's drama about a man who learns that his childhood friend is dying, and sets out for Washington, D.C. on a mission to record the man's final farewells. The last time that Elliot (Leo Fitzpatrick) saw Matthew they were foster kids living in the nation's capitol. Now Elliot has received word that Matthew is dying, so he hits the road with his trusty video camera in hand, determined to capture his long-lost friend's last words for posterity. Later, at Matthew's funeral, Elliot meets Matthew's former girlfriend Lily (Elizabeth Moss), and his cynical, self-absorbed pal Gray (Christopher Denham). Impulsively stealing Matthew's ashes, Gray and Lily decide to make their way south of the border with Elliot in tow, and scatter the remains of their old friend in the Pacific Ocean. But upon hitting the open road, all three quickly realize that this is no ordinary mission, and that they will all be forced to contend with some weighty questions about life before accomplishing their ultimate goal.
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All Critics (2) | Top Critics (2)

An existentially loaded road trip, El Camino succeeds thanks to director Erik Weigel, tackling his first full-length feature, and a talented cast that includes Elisabeth Moss of Mad Men.

Full Review… | January 15, 2009
Chicago Tribune
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At a time of life when everything is still tentative, there's insight in a film that doesn't force them into corners.

Full Review… | January 15, 2009
Chicago Sun-Times
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