starring: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon
format:Shaw Video On Demand
plot:A women looses her job, finds her husband cheating and decides to runaway. She ends up on a road trip with her grandmother, who is an alcoholic. Along the way they meet a couple of guys who become a strange touchstone for them, as they end up in jail for drugs and robbery.
Both McCarthy (Identity Theft) and Sarandon (Thelma and Louise, Banger Sisters) seem to be the queens of road movies, both having done them in the past.
This is as much a romantic comedy as it is a buddy road movie. Both leads fall for guys who are their equals, while dealing with their own issues. It has all the expected elements of a "road movie" where finding yourself is the point, even when you don't realize it.
It has a few laugh out loud moments, but it felt to me like it was missing something. The scene where McCarthy is "transformed" with new hair and clothes, proving that she's more then just a loud mouth, was like deja vu. The same thing was done in her other movie Identity Theft.
I liked it well enough, but I don't think I'd sit through it again.