Thunder Road Reviews
Jim Cummings plays "Jim". Cumming also wrote and directed this film and this is his first full lenght, by the way. Jim is having trouble with his marriage. He sees his girl sometimes but her mom wants custody. This kills him inside as he feels he just has lost about everything. He does not have many true friends. He is unstable, weird, but also very correct when it comes to his job. Well, that's when he is not flipping out - which he often does. People around him show both care and cold shoulders as he deals with his biggest struggle of his life.
This is some character study to watch. The acting is amazing and the film is something different. It's funny at times, but more like a drama film. It's not dark humor, it's just very sad actually, involving a guy having a big meltdown.
Hard to rate. At times I think it's fantastic, other moments it feels to go a bit far and out of control. I guess I'll grade it rather high after letting it spin a few weeks in my head, since it was both interesting and entertaining, and the acting is marvelous.
8 out of 10 pink cassette players.
There really isn't much character growth or real purpose or story involved. It's more a mishmash of someone's life AND worst of all it isn't a very close representation of how a real cop job would function.
Therefore since it represents neither reality or fantasy through storytelling well this IS NOT a great movie as it's been rated.
The movie simply runs on this main character, all the others are mere backround figures. Maybe his daughter gets the spotlights a bit more, but she's a horse in acting, so bad.
Finally, the plot is so annoying and predictable it is not even worth talking about it. I guess people who rated this movie 5 stars are somehow involved in the profits, that's my only explaination.
NOT A COMEDY. something more like a noir drama. do not see it for your own sake.