150 minutes, 2002

A road-movie in which three teenaged protagonists are desperate to abandon Canada’s East Coast. Their destination isn’t economic success in the big city: they’re just going to drive until they can’t drive anymore. From one ocean to another, they travel across Canada’s vast landscape to see if there’s a better life anywhere. The trio’s journey leads them through the lives of anally-intrigued Adrian’s ex-girlfriend, street-tough Harold’s brother in Montreal and pot-smoking Nicole’s drug-dealing asshole brother in Toronto. Elsewhere, the youths rob a store for some much-needed cash, get into a bar fight and teach Harold how to drive a stick shift. While the landscape changes, the trio’s conversations turn inevitably towards family, fear, love and death.

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

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