Joy Ride (2001)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.

USA, 2001.  , , , , .  Screenplay by , .  Cinematography by .  Produced by J.J. Abrams, .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , , , .  

Terrifying thriller by John Dahl (The Last Seduction) about two brothers (, ) who step in to a terror trap when they play a practical joke on a CB radio and end up being chased across the country by a mad man. Along the way they pick up Walker’s friend-hopefully-someday-girlfriend (an overacting ), who becomes yet another target for the obsessed psycho who insists on making the boys apologize for their insulting prank. The camerawork is divinely gritty, and the perfect performance by elevates the film’s status to repeat-viewing level. You’ll bite your fingers down to the bone before it’s over!

Toronto International Film Festival:  2001

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