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The Rambler (2013)

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A quiet drifter leaves prison, finds home on the road.

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Calvin Reeder

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Calvin Reeder
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dermot Mulroney ... The Rambler
Lindsay Pulsipher ... The Girl
Natasha Lyonne ... Cheryl
James Cady ... The Scientist
Scott Sharot Scott Sharot ... The Driver
Paul Blott Paul Blott ... Dale
Robyn Reede ... Roberta / Pawn Shop Owner
Christopher Dempsey ... Bob
Carrie Lazar ... Susan
Fran Martone ... Shirley
Sherril Johnson Sherril Johnson ... Scientist's Daughter / Bar Girl
Matt Olsen Matt Olsen ... Daryl
Jed Maheu ... Kenny
Christo Dimassis ... Kevin
Nia Ragini ... Hussy (as Ragini Bhaumik)
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A quiet drifter leaves prison, finds home on the road.

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Rated R for disturbing gory violence, strong language including sexual references and for brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hoinarul See more »

Filming Locations:

Roswell, New Mexico, USA

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References Frankenstein (1931) See more »

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Highway Theme
Written by Calvin Reeder (as Calvin Lee Reeder)
Performed by Lindsay Pulsipher
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A Surreal, Polarizing Experience
16 February 2013 | by crazydailymotionSee all my reviews

It has been a few weeks since I viewed this film at its Sundance Premiere. Even now, I am still unsure about how to feel towards it. The plot consists of a man traveling along a desert highway, and the misadventures and people he encounters along the way. There are moments of brilliance, when the dialogue and scenes are laced with dark humor, that make for quite entertaining viewing. The hilarious early scenes with the Rambler and the Scientist who picks him up are among the best in the film. However, there are also moments that feel out of place, and just plain bizarre. The tone is shifty, and it's when the mood changes from a trippy, darkly funny road movie to full-on horror that the film loses some of its momentum.

After the screening, there was a brief Q & A with the writer/director. I found it funny that when asked if there was a deeper meaning behind some of the events in the film, he said no, it is what it is. I guess what matters is the journey, not the destination. And what a mind-boggling, surreal journey it is.

Above all, this film is surreal, and it is sure to polarize viewers. This film is not for everyone, but if you are a fan of dark humor, horror, surrealism, and the bizarre, you are in for a treat. A great midnight movie.

7/10


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