The Guatemalan Handshake
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A demolition derby driver (Will Oldham) has vanished into the darkness following a massive power outage, setting into motion a bizarre series of events that will profoundly effect everyone from his pregnant girlfriend to a troupe of roving boy scouts and a ten year old girl named Turkeylegs. Later, as Turkeylegs sets out to track down her missing friend, cars kick-up dirt while driving in circles, a woman attends her own funeral, and an orange vehicle repeatedly changes owners. The one night, at a massive demolition derby, the lives of everyone involved are sent spiraling in different… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"On the index of quirk, this winsome indie scores quite high."
‑ Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times
"This sweet nothing has invention and personality to spare, not to mention marvelous mysteries, quirky connections and cockeyed running gags."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"An understated, surrealist comedy that is more successful at being weird than funny."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"Although Rohal's goal seems to be a rich character study, the movie works best as a celebration of small-town Americana that persists well into the 21st century."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"Deliberately quirky almost to the point of distraction, this offbeat comedy is an enjoyably puzzling film."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"A frustrating example of convention-defying filmmaking that tries too hard to be different."
‑ Robert Koehler, Variety
"An entertaining and visually exciting film. It has an oddly meandering pace that is riddled with quirky characters in weird situations."
‑ Doug Brunell, Film Threat
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