Ultra-indie character study is somewhat of a shaggy dog story. Texas highway workers Alvin (Paul Rudd) and Lance (Emile Hirsch), who disagree on everything, spend the entire movie painting yellow lines on a lonely mountain road and barking some of writer-director David Gordon Green’s best dialogue at each other. Green punctuates this with nature shots of wild donkeys, plus the occasional odd — very odd — passerby. And that’s it. Green adapted it from Either Way, a 2011 Icelandic film by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurďsson. Maybe something was lost in translation (94 min.).
Director: David Gordon Green
Producer: Lisa Muskat, Derrick Tseng, Craig Zobel, James Belfer, David Gordon Green, Leo Joseph, Todd Labarowski, Davíd Ólafsson, Árni Filippusson, Tobias Munthe, Theo Youngstein and Matthew Reilly
Cast: Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, Lance LeGault and Joyce Payne