This week its Road Trip movies, which can come in all modes of transport. But for 'road' movie, I thought vehicles not planes or trains or ships. I've gone for an obvious choice, an old favourite and an obscure find.
Wristcutters: A Love Story
Set in the after life, which looks exactly like it does in the land of the living only worse. When Zia kills himself he end up where everyone who commits suicide goes. A place of bland jobs, weirds characters, uncomfortable situations and no where to escape. But when word gets out there there is cult leader performing mircales, Zia, along with two strange pals, set out to hopefully be returned to the land of the living. Its an odd films and literally the definition of quirky. A serious subject with a bit of romance and comedy on the side.
Thelma and Louise
Obviously, this is the obvious choice for a road movie theme. Two women, best friends, one annoying and ridiculouslt naive, the other just plain cool. Its a great film and promotes strong female characters in film (despite some light crimes along the way). Plus, the ending is freeze frame perfect.
It Happened One Night
I adore this classic Frank Capra film. I love because the two lead characters (and actors) have great chemistry. It isn't over the top, its hilarious in a few places and (apart from the censored ending) really does make you yearn for the old films. Spoilt heiress, Ellie, tries to runaway to marry a playboy aviator who her father disapproves. Caught short on a bus into the city, she accidentally meets disgraced journalist Peter. The two pair up in the agreement he gets the scoop on her love affair. But of course on the road the two go through a few changes of the heart. Classic road trip movie that is in no danger of being ruined by a remake. Look out for the walls of Jericho coming down.