A Joseph Minion (AFTER HOURS, VAMPIRE'S KISS) script suffers from an excess of attitude at the expense of feeling in the hands of first-time director Barry Shils. Nevertheless, this "On the Road Alone" spoof can't help being an intriguing satirical take on roadside America from one of
America's most original screenwriters.
In Minion's reworking of the road movie genre, 10-year-old Gus (Jordan Christopher Michael) steals a mint-condition cherry-red 1960s-vintage Mustang and hits the road, competing for $500 million in the "Motorama" road game. The object is to stop at gas stations owned by the fictional Chimera oil
company and collect game cards that spell out...