The Short History of the Long Road – Movie Review
Director: Ani Simon-Kennedy
Writer: Ani Simon-Kennedy (Screenplay)
Starring: Danny Trejo, Maggie Siff, Steven Ogg, Sabrina Carpenter, Rusty Schwimmer, Jean Effron, Jashaun St. John
Plot: A teenager has to confront the reality of life on the road after tragedy strikes.
Runtime: 1 Hour 30 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: The Short History of the Long Road starts as we meet Nola (Carpenter) who is travelling with her father Clint (Ogg), drifting around America, learning tricks to help people in need for a bit of cash. When Clint dies, Nola is left alone, going on the run before being put into the system.
Nola starts travelling around alone, meeting different people who offer to help her, teach her things that her father didn’t, as Nola learns about the world alone, trying to continue on the path her father taught her about.
Thoughts on The Short History of the Long Road
Thoughts – The Short History of the Long Road is an adventure drama that will use the similar idea of ‘Leave No Trace’ following a father daughter relationship off the normal grid of society. The Drift around, educating the daughter in his own way. When Nola is alone, we get to see a different learning curve for her. One that will let her learn and adapt from the lessons her father taught, showing that she could go on with the she was raised in. this has all the self-discovery to keep people going, with Sabrina Carpenter in the lead role being fantastic. The locations show that people can find beauty in different places in life, it is more about the journey.
Final Thoughts – The Short History of the Long Road is a nice enjoyable journey movie.