Joy Ride

Starring: Steve Zahn, Paul Walker & Leelee Sobieski Director: John Dahl  Rated: R: Restricted
Joy Ride
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 36 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2001
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case - Checkpoint
  • Single Side - Dual Layer
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Surround - English, French
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Alternate Ending: (4)
    • Behind the Scenes: Making of JOY RIDE
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. Leelee Sobieski - Star
      2. Steven Zahn - Star
      3. John Dahl - Director
      4. Clay Tarver - Screenwriter
      5. J.J. Adams - Screenwriter

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Entertainment Reviews:

Film Comment - 09/01/2001
"...Sobieski is lovely and self-reliant as the love interest..."
Variety - 09/10/2001
"...[A] hot-wired, white-knuckle thriller....Walker registers a personable impression here and fully convinces....Sobieski once again demonstrates her canny instincts for acting naturally and persuasively..."
Box Office - 10/01/2001
"...[Zahn is] likable as the fun-loving screw-up....[Sobieski] reveals an interesting toughness..."
New York Times - 10/05/2001
"...JOY RIDE is stylized and referential without being arch or secondhand....It's also surprisingly funny..."
Total Film - 05/01/2002
"...This is one of the smartest, most enjoyable youngsters-stalked-by-lunatic thrillers in years....[It] also scores big by delivering laughs..."
Sight and Sound - 04/03/2003
"...Dahl's neo-noir sensibilities lend a stylish sheen to this pulpy suspense thriller..."

Product Description:

Director John Dahl knows his way around a thriller as few contemporary filmmakers do. He revitalized the film noir with his darkly witty films, RED ROCK WEST and THE LAST SEDUCTION. With JOY RIDE, Dahl streamlines the plot and ratchets up the tension. Two brothers, Lewis (Paul Walker) and Fuller (Steve Zahn) are driving home cross-country. Fuller bullies Lewis into using the CB radio ("Prehistoric internet," Fuller calls it) to play a mean-spirited practical joke on a trucker, and it backfires horribly. The psychotic trucker comes after them, but they get away. Foolishly thinking they're out of danger, they pick up Venna (Leelee Sobieski), the girl Lewis has been pining for, on the way home. The mysterious trucker, who they know only by his CB handle, "Rusty Nail," goes further than they could ever imagine to exact his revenge. Zahn is pitch-perfect here, capturing both Fuller's charm and his stupid recklessness. Dahl builds the suspense beautifully, creating a real sense of being out on the highway in the middle of nowhere. The script, by Clay Tarver and J.J. Abrams, brings three strong characters to life with sharp, funny dialogue, fleshing out the bare bones of the plot.

Plot Keywords:

Brothers | Live-Action | Road Trips | Suspense | Theatrical Release | Thriller

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 024543036296
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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