Four Lane Highway

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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.


Critic Reviews for Four Lane Highway

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (6)

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

    Jun 1, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Affable but dull.

    Jun 1, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jul 14, 2007 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jun 11, 2007 | Rating: 1/4
  • Give McCormick credit for the high-risk task of writing an essentially four-person piece in which three of his leads are self-loathing.

    Jun 4, 2007 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jun 2, 2007

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