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Actors: Zooey Deschanel, Lou Taylor Pucci, Jena Malone, Nick Offerman, Maura Tierney
Director: Martin Hynes
Genres: Comedy, Drama
When a teenager s mother dies, his road trip in a stolen car to reunite with his long lost brother unexpectedly becomes a fun roller-coaster of self-discovery.
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Jan H. (vladadog) from E FAIRFIELD, VT
Reviewed on 1/9/2010...
A darkly funny tale of a young man's quest to find his much older half-brother to let him know their mother has died. He finds much more along the way. Not terribly realistic but well made and enjoyable to watch.
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Eric | Shizuoka, Japan | 06/04/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"First of all, I thought the acting for this movie was pretty good from all the actors, especially Zooey Deschanel. Too bad she wasn't in it more! Mercer decides on a whim to steal a car and track down his older half brother (who he hasn't seen in 15 years or so). He starts his journey the last place he knew his brother was at and keeps getting sent somewhere else. The stolen car's owner continues to call Mercer and they form an emotional relationship through the phone.
By the middle I was wanting a resolution but it kept dragging on. Parts of the movie are just so unbelievable it was hard to watch. if you are a big fan of Deschanel or Malones, I'd say rent it. Otherwise I'd skip this one."
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Snow White | Orange County | 05/13/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
2007's under the radar independent film The Go-Getter tells the story of a somewhat feeble and mundane Mercer(Lou taylor Pucci) who's decided to take a road trip in order to find his brother and convince him to help spread their deceased mother's ashes. With almost nothing to his name, Mercer steals a car; that is owned by the lovely Kate(Zooey Deschanel) and begins trekking across the U.S., finding loophole after loophole.
Yes, it is similar to the typical plot of an independent film, about a coming of age experience but it is more enjoyable then most, and the acting by the young cast is enjoyable. Not to mention some of the crazy characters we come to meet and quickly find a distaste for.
The cinematography is brilliant, all the scenery was just near flawless; with gorgeous colors and whimsical feelings.
Although the film itself is fantastic, the true star is the soundtrack, mostly by M Ward, it is surreal, calming and the perfect companion to the enjoyable movie.