Four Lane Highway (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

Four Lane Highway (2005)




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The talented but aimless son of a famous writer embarks on an existential road trip with his best friend in the heartfelt feature debut from writer/director Dylan McCormick. Sean (Frederick Weller) lives in the college town where his father used to teach, and divides most of his time between construction work, bartending jobs, and senseless one night stands. One day, fearing the worst for his future, Sean decides to take fate into his own hands by gassing up the car and heading for New York in search of Molly (Greer Goodman) - a former girlfriend whom he met while bartending. On the road, Sean and his hard-drinking best friend Lyle (Reg Rogers) gradually begin to discover that life is precisely what one makes it out to be.


Garland Hunter
as Gallery Owner
Peggy Pope
as Diner Waitress
Evan Neumann
as Sasha's Guy
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Critic Reviews for Four Lane Highway

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

The director's earnest intentions can't overcome a formulaic story and confusing time structure, let alone performances that feel distinctly amateurish.

Full Review… | June 1, 2007
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Affable but dull.

Full Review… | June 1, 2007
New York Times
Top Critic

FOUR LANE HIGHWAY is an okay first film, but not one that we haven't seen before. McCormick really doesn't offer any new insights into relationships or love affairs and the trite ending feels something of a cop out.

Full Review… | July 14, 2007
Murphy's Movie Reviews

The cinematic equivalent of a cheesy, confessional acoustic-guitar ballad sung in a café by a heart-on-his-sleeve kid looking to pick up girls.

June 11, 2007
Slant Magazine

Give McCormick credit for the high-risk task of writing an essentially four-person piece in which three of his leads are self-loathing.

Full Review… | June 4, 2007
Film Journal International

The film seems preoccupied with figuring out whether it's a delayed development coming of age mood piece, or a college romance turned offbeat road movie.

June 2, 2007
Long Island Press

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