Four Lane Highway
Four Lane Highway (2005)

The talented but aimless son of a famous writer embarks on an existential road trip with his best friend in the heartfelt feature debut from writer/director Dylan McCormick. Sean (Frederick Weller) lives in the college town where his father… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 4, 2005
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

The director's earnest intentions can't overcome a formulaic story and confusing time structure, let alone performances that feel distinctly amateurish.

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

The cinematic equivalent of a cheesy, confessional acoustic-guitar ballad sung in a café by a heart-on-his-sleeve kid looking to pick up girls.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide

If marginally less smug than Noah Baumbach's Kicking and Screaming, McCormick's film is just as trapped in juvenile navel-gazing: The fact that his characters are in their 30s only makes them more insufferable.

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Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times

Affable but dull.

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

Give McCormick credit for the high-risk task of writing an essentially four-person piece in which three of his leads are self-loathing.

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Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews

FOUR LANE HIGHWAY is an okay first film, but not one that we haven't seen before. McCormick really doesn't offer any new insights into relationships or love affairs and the trite ending feels something of a cop out.

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Prairie Miller
Long Island Press

The film seems preoccupied with figuring out whether it's a delayed development coming of age mood piece, or a college romance turned offbeat road movie.

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