ASPEN EXTREME is really two films in one and if writer/director Patrick Hasburgh had focused more directly on the intimate story of two young men in an alien environment, and its effect on their relationship, he would have had a much more successful outcome. As it is, the film
continually leans towards intelligence and even poignancy but then gives way to pretty pictures and nonsensical fluff.
T.J. (Paul Gross) and Dexter (Peter Berg) are two twentysomethings spinning their wheels in Detroit. T.J. is a bright and handsome assembly line worker, and an aspiring writer, while Dex is a quirky maintenance man at a suburban ski center. They both share a passion for ...