Tag Archive: Road movies


Haiku Review: Nebraska (2013)

nebraskaStarring: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, June Squibb, Bob Odenkirk & Stacy Keach
Written by Bob Nelson
Directed by Alexander Payne

A man reluctantly escorts his aging, alcoholic father to Nebraska when the old man becomes convinced that he’s won a million dollars in a sweepstakes.


ATTENTION! YOU MAY
(leave feeling like you) HAVE WON
A MILLION DOLLARS!

Grade: A-


c2013
By Daniel J. Hoag
Nebraska is playing now in select cities.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1821549/?ref_=nv_sr_1

guilt tripStarring: Barbra Streisand, Seth Rogen, Adam Scott, Colin Hanks & Yvonne Strahovski
Written by Dan Fogelman
Directed by Anne Fletcher

A son takes his over-attentive mother on a cross-country business trip to reunite her with a long-lost romantic interest.


Rogen makes a film
you can watch with your mom that
won’t mortify her.

Grade: B-


c2013
By Daniel J. Hoag
The Guilt Trip is available on Blu-ray and DVD on 4/23/13.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1694020/?ref_=sr_1

DVD Haiku Review: The Trip (2011)

Starring: Steve Coogan & Rob Brydon
Directed by Michael Winterbottom

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, friends and rival comedians, travel the English countryside critiquing restaurants and driving each other crazy with constant competition and showdowns of celebrity impressions.


Funny Brits drive, dine,
quip, quaff and quote Michael Caine;
an Anglophile’s treat

Grade: A-


c2011
By Daniel J. Hoag
The Trip is available on DVD today.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1740047/

(Blu) Haiku Review: Due Date (2010)

By Daniel J. Hoag


A formulaic
road-trip-buddy com enhanced
by its odd couple.

Grade: B




c2010
Due Date is available on Blu-ray and DVD on 2/22/11.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1231583/