Around the Bend2004
Around the Bend (2004)
Critic Consensus: Around the Bend sets a destination of earnest generational drama, but settles for the most derivative route to get there, veering off course into trite sentimentality.
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as Henry Lair
as Turner Lair
as Jason Lair
as Zack Lair
as College Student
as KFC Counterman
as Albert's Mother
as Tiffany's Saleswoman
as KFC Manager
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Critic Reviews for Around the Bend
Calling this 'tired' gives fatigue a bad name.
In the end Around the Bend isn't an awful movie. It's merely forgettable.
A sentimental journey, to be sure, but is saved by bleakly humorous moments.
In Michael Caine and Christopher Walken and Josh Lucas, [Roberts has] surrounded himself with a first-rate cast who, with one exception, seize the day.
Walken manages to deliver something pure and heartfelt here. Unfortunately, he's doing so in a film weighed down by coincidences and quirks.
Audience Reviews for Around the Bend
An experienced cast lifts this "quirky" family drama about redemption just above been there done that, but only just. Walken and Caine, of course, are the standouts.
Never Judge A Film By Its Cover, I have seen this film on the shelves 100 times and passed it up. I'm not a big Christopher Walken Fan, but I do enjoy Michael Caine. So I finally decided to watch this one and what I saw was a very enjoyable movie with a great sound track. About a father (Michael Caine) who only last wish is to see his son (Christopher Walken). Soon after he appears dies and before he dies he leaves his son, grandson and great grandson instructions for a road trip, which makes the movie most enjoyable. The purpose is to get these three back together. All died a fabulous job, 4 1/2 stars 4-21-12
Cast: Christopher Walken, Michael Caine, Josh Lucas, Glenne Headly, Jonah Bobo, David Eigenberg, Robert Douglas, Carlos Cabarcas, Gerry Bamman, Jean Effron, Lily Knight, Rick Negron Director: Jordan Roberts Summary: Four generations of men are suddenly brought together by the chance to uncover the truth about their family's past. When their eldest member passes away, the remaining trio embarks on a journey that takes them out on the road and into a world full of surprises -- some comic, some dramatic, and all of them personal. My Thoughts: "Really loved this movie. It was a mans movie with some male bonding going on, but definitely sentimental for the gal's. Such a great cast of men in this movie. I am a sucker for road trip movies, and this was a great one.The story is good, the acting is great, and the concept of Henry's will is funny and original. I enjoyed the entirety of this film. It had a great mix of humor, sadness, and drama. It's a road trip to forgiveness. See it if you haven't yet."
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