Prince Avalanche

Prince Avalanche

Prince Avalanche

Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch are an odd couple forced to bond over a summer job repainting traffic lines down a stretch of Texan highway in this buddy film, winner of Best Director for David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express) at the Berlin Film Festival. Adapted from the 2011 Icelandic film Either Way, and featuring a soundtrack by Explosions in the Sky. 

"Meditative and stern Alvin (Rudd) and his girlfriend’s brother, Lance (Hirsch), dopey and insecure, leave the city behind to spend the summer in solitude repainting traffic lines down the centre of a country highway ravaged by wildfire. As they sink into their job in the remarkable landscape, they learn more than they want to about each other and their own limitations. An unlikely friendship develops through humour and nasty exchanges, leading to surprising affection." (Sundance Festival)

Best Director (Silver Bear) winner at Berlin Film Festival 2013.
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

A warmly enjoyable dual-character study.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Green fashions a slow-burn charmer that’s a million miles from Pineapple Express in tone, pace and content. But just like that film, the odd couple interplay is beautifully judged.

4.0
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Time Out

Time Out

press

One of the most intriguing and thoughtful American films of the year.

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

David Gordon Green scales back to a minimalist, character-driven model with warmly satisfying results.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A wise and witty slow-motion road trip that catches the sun.

4.0
0

I'm a huge fan of Pineapple Express, and while I didn't expect the same here (clearly a more paired back, minimalist)... I found it vacant and fatally lacking in laughs.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A warmly enjoyable dual-character study.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Green fashions a slow-burn charmer that’s a million miles from Pineapple Express in tone, pace and content. But just like that film, the odd couple interplay is beautifully judged.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

One of the most intriguing and thoughtful American films of the year.

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

David Gordon Green scales back to a minimalist, character-driven model with warmly satisfying results.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A wise and witty slow-motion road trip that catches the sun.

4.0
0

I'm a huge fan of Pineapple Express, and while I didn't expect the same here (clearly a more paired back, minimalist)... I found it vacant and fatally lacking in laughs.

2.0
0