BACKSEAT Trailer – Austin Film Festival Audience Award Winner – Narrative Feature
Thursday, April 3, 2008 // 7:30PM // Landmark Dobie Theatre // FREE
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In BACKSEAT, a ‘coming of age late’ story about prolonged adolescence, two old friends flee New York City on a three-day road trip to Montreal to escape their problems and meet the great Donald Sutherland. Between running drugs and meeting a man who only communicates through instant messaging, they run head-on into the always lingering problem of real life.
“Writer and star Josh Alexander is tuned into what his fellow late twenty and thirty somethings want to see, a kind of pulpy road pic with pop culture hipness galore. At times, purposely pretentious and other times dead on, “Backseat” is the kind of movie that will resonate with the somewhat forgotten Generation X. A moody soundtrack and good performances make this the kind of raw indie that ought to catch audience attention and hold it in place.“– Jonathan Hickman, Entertainment Today
“Sideways: The Extra Funny Version Without the Wine Metaphors…[and] what’s most surprising about this “freshman” effort by Alexander, is how effortless it all appears. Alexander’s humor is derived from a very real knack for comedy coupled with an equally acute understanding of his audience, so Backseat ends up a truly memorable, funny…yes…Guy Road Trip Movie.” –Laura Kyle, efilmcritic.com
“…the combination of good acting, a clever soundtrack, sharp dialogue, and unexpected situations make this crew one to watch.” –Rise Keller, moviehabit.com, Denver