Joy Ride

Zahn, Steve

SKU: 024543873150

UPC 024543873150
Release Date 2013-09-10
Studio 20th Century Fox
Discs 1
Length 97
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis Director John Dahl knows his way around a thriller as few contemporary filmmakers do. He revitalized the film noir with his darkly witty films, RED ROCK WEST and THE LAST SEDUCTION. With JOY RIDE, Dahl streamlines the plot and ratchets up the tension. Two brothers, Lewis (Paul Walker) and Fuller (Steve Zahn) are driving home cross-country. Fuller bullies Lewis into using the CB radio (Prehistoric internet, Fuller calls it) to play a mean-spirited practical joke on a trucker, and it backfires horribly. The psychotic trucker comes after them, but they get away. Foolishly thinking they're out of danger, they pick up Venna (Leelee Sobieski), the girl Lewis has been pining for, on the way home. The mysterious trucker, who they know only by his CB handle, Rusty Nail, goes further than they could ever imagine to exact his revenge. Zahn is pitch-perfect here, capturing both Fuller's charm and his stupid recklessness. Dahl builds the suspense beautifully, creating a real sense of being out on the highway in the middle of nowhere. The script, by Clay Tarver and J.J. Abrams, brings three strong characters to life with sharp, funny dialogue, fleshing out the bare bones of the plot....Sobieski is lovely and self-reliant as the love interest......[A] hot-wired, white-knuckle thriller....Walker registers a personable impression here and fully convinces....Sobieski once again demonstrates her canny instincts for acting naturally and persuasively......[Zahn is] likable as the fun-loving screw-up....[Sobieski] reveals an interesting toughness......JOY RIDE is stylized and referential without being arch or secondhand....It's also surprisingly funny......This is one of the smartest, most enjoyable youngsters-stalked-by-lunatic thrillers in years....[It] also scores big by delivering laughs......Dahl's neo-noir sensibilities lend a stylish sheen to this pulpy suspense thriller...
Cast Marco Beltrami (Composer)
John Dahl (Director)
Patrick Markey (Producer)
Jessica Bowman (Star)
Leelee Sobieski (Star)
Basil Wallace (Star)
Stuart Stone (Star)
Jeffrey Jur (Director of Photography)
Chris Moore (Producer)
Paul Walker (Star)
Clay Tarver (Screenwriter)
Arnon Milchan (Producer)
Steve Zahn (Star)
J.J. Abrams (Screenwriter)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Commentaries by director John Dahl, writers J.J. Abrams and Clay Tarver, and actors Steve Zahn and Leelee Sobieski Deleted scene Alternate endings And more! Dual Layer Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.40000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Suspense/Thriller,Mystery
Attribute Additional Footage,Director Cast Commentary,SensorMatic,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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