Ever see a Joe Dante movie – maybe Gremlins or Rock ’n’ Roll High School? Or perhaps The Terminator, or Scorsese’s After Hours? If you’ve seen any of these movies … or most any Roger Corman film, then you’ve seen Dick Miller.
The problem with two guys from ESPN getting together to talk to each other about ESPN for an hour is that no one’s there to check them on their ass-kissing when they ass-kiss their way through their own apologies about their ass-kissing.
For the dawning disillusionment of adulthood that comes with committing to a path in life, such as staring down the barrel of marriage to a Hall & Oates-worthy rich girl, and working in an industry about which he is no longer sure, hitch a ride with Craig (Harry Lloyd) as he traverses the modern American South in search of one last look at life.
Mutual admiration societies can be off-putting, but this is a club you want to be a part of. This compelling fly-on-the-wall documentary spies in on two longtime friends, Austin's Richard Linklater and the experimental landscape/human portraitist James Benning, as they chew over their careers, passions, and influences on each other.