ABC Film Challenge – Favourites – X – Adopt a Highway (2019) Movie Review

This is under X because it is based on an Ex-Felon, you know X is always the hardest.

Director: Logan Marshall-Green

Writer: Logan Marshall-Green (Screenplay)

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Christopher Heyerdahl, Chris Sullivan, Elaine Hendrix, Berry Gabriel, Anne-Marie Johnson

Plot: An ex-felon discovers a live baby left in a dumpster.

Runtime: 1 Hour 21 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Adopt a Highway starts when ex-felon Russell Millings (Hawke) is released from prison, looking to start his life up again, taking a job at a fast-food takeaway, trying to keep his head down.

When Russell finds a baby in a dumpster, he takes it back to his apartment to care for it, struggling to achieve this, before handing it into the authorities, forcing him to runaway from this new start or face the consequences of trying to do the right thing.

Thoughts on adopt a Highway

ThoughtsAdopt a Highway is a drama showing the struggles that a man will have when trying to put his life back together only to find himself trying to do the right thing, leaving him needing to learn more about his past, searching about the news about his father, while showing the pain that a small felony would do to someone. This is an amazingly slow pace, showing just how fast the world has become since Russell last was in the real world. Ethan Hawke shows why he is one of the best actors in the business today, while Logan Marshall Green takes his first steps behind the camera in a brilliant way. This is an emotional rollercoaster, which will show us how hard getting back into society can be.

Final Thoughts Adopt a Highway is a brilliant, emotional drama, well worth watching.

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