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Backseat (2005)



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Director Bruce van Dusen takes the helm for this late bloomer coming-of-age story about two lifelong friends from New York City who embark on a three-day road tip to Montreal in hopes of meeting their favorite actor: Donald Sutherland. But this hapless duo hasn't left their problems behind just yet, because in order to achieve their lofty goal, these two pals will have to get a large cache of drugs to its intended drop spot in time, and contend with an eccentric keyboard clacker who only communicates via instant messaging.

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Lillie Cohen
as Little Girl #2
Wynn Van Dusen
as Little Girl #1
Glenn Daniels
as Casting Director
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Critic Reviews for Backseat

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (9)

Once in a while, a movie inspires nothing more than complete apathy. Backseat is such a lackluster work.

April 18, 2008 | Rating: 1.5/4

Alexander's script considers context anathema, leaving us to wonder, among other puzzlers, why these two jerks are friends to begin with - and, perhaps, on what bad breakup or neglected childhood one may blame the film's dispiriting misanthropy.

April 11, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A road movie that runs out of gas almost immediately after it gets started, Backseat is the sort of quirky indie feature that impresses at festivals but feels wan when experienced under real cinematic conditions.

April 9, 2008

Anyone who's spent a lot of time at independent-film festivals will feel a familiar sinking feeling within the first 10 minutes of Backseat.

April 3, 2008 | Rating: D+
Top Critic

Culturally falling somewhere between Sideways and Dumb and Dumber, this low-rent road movie similarly rides on principles of audience identification, largely minus competent helming, thesping or scripting.

March 31, 2008 | Full Review…

Sporadically funny, micro-budgeted indie comedy.

March 28, 2008 | Rating: 2/4

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