New York Times - 06/13/2008
"[A] wispy but appealing film....You can also view Mercer's trip as a contemporary variation of a classic American odyssey in the tradition of 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.'"
Rolling Stone - 06/26/2008 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "Together Deschanel and Pucci discover the essence of Hyne's movie: its grieving heart. This one's a keeper."
Tragedy drives teenage Mercer (THUMBSUCKER's Lou Taylor Pucci) out the door and onto the open road in this dramedy. But the car he drives across country isn't his own, and he forms a strange bond with the owner of the vehicle (ELF's Zooey Deschanel). For indie music fans, M. Ward's soundtrack is certainly a draw to THE GO-GETTER, and it was Ward's duet with Deschanel for the film that led to the forming of their critically praised duo, She & Him.