Americano
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A recent college graduate is forced to choose between a life of limitless wealth and complacent security or a potentially dangerous trip down the road less traveled in first-time director Kevin Noland's tale of love and youth told against the backdrop of the Running of the Bulls. Chris McKinley (Joshua Jackson) has decided to celebrate his college graduation by backpacking through Europe with his best friend, Ryan (Timm Sharp), and Ryan's girlfriend, Michelle (Ruthanna Hopper). With time running short before he returns to the United States and sets out on the fast track to success,… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63%

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"Neither the rambling plot nor the diffuse characterizations offer much of interest, but the young performers are highly attractive, and Robb Webb's excellent cinematography offers a panorama of highly photogenic Spanish locales."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Beautifully shot and filled with lovable characters you could watch for hours, Americano is an amazing journey that makes one yearn for travel."
‑ Eric Campos, Film Threat
"It's ultimately more than a little thin, and watching it feels like listening to a teenager rhapsodize about his summer vacation -- naively charming, but hard to take seriously."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Writer-director Kevin Noland effectively utilizes his fine young cast and the natural beauty and rich culture of northern Spain in amiably posing a timeless question of youth."
‑ Kevin Crust, Los Angeles Times
"Americano certainly succeeds as a romanticized travelogue, and if this doesn't make one want to grab a backpack and head for the hills of Spain, nothing will."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Watching Americano is like hearing a long story about someone else's holiday, and while it seems everyone had a nice time, it's too bad they didn't shoot a better film while they were there."
‑ Mark Olsen, L.A. Weekly
"As Jakes Barnes and friends do in "The Sun Also Rises," Noland's characters are in Pamplona to, among other things, run with the bulls. Those other things include falling in/out of love... [and] drinking wine."
‑ Dan Webster, Spokesman-Review (Washington)
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