Goin' Down the Road
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Goin' Down the Road
Two men in their mid-twenties chase their dreams to the big city with tragic results in this acclaimed piece of low-key neorealism from Canada. Joey (Paul Bradley) and Peter (Doug McGrath) are best friends from a small town in Nova Scotia. With jobs scarce and prospects slim at home, Joey and Peter decide to pack up their meager belongings and head west to Toronto, where they're convinced better luck awaits them. Joey's uncle refuses to take in the travelers, and Peter's friends turn out to be short on job leads, but after a few rough nights, Joey, a practical sort, lands a job… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Goin' Down the Road is about hard times here and now, and it's the best movie to hit town in a long time."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"All is chronicled by Donald Shebib with a documentarian's eye for granular verity"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"...Goin' Down the Road is still surprisingly relevant today."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
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