Prince Avalanche

David Gordon Green

 

The job may be dull, but the movie isn’t. Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch are a blue-collar odd couple painting yellow lines and laying orange cones across a desolate Texas landscape in Prince Avalanche, a charming adaptation of a 2011 Icelandic film titled Either Way. Prince Avalanche is a perfect midway point between […] two styles — humor drawn from flawed characters, pasted together with a painterly eye.

 

Jordan Hoffman / New York Daily News

 
 

Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch play bickering road workers in a bitter-sweet study of male friendship. […] In [David Gordon] Green’s remake of the Icelandic two-hander Either Way, Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch dovetail perfectly as a pair of bickering road workers setting a stretch of Texas highway to rights after cataclysmic forest fires in 1987. Rudd’s Alvin is an angry, schlubby loner spending whole weeks away from his girlfriend; Hirsch’s Lance, who’s her brother, is immature and sex-obsessed. The movie’s characterisation is fonder and more detailed than this perhaps makes it sound.

 

Tim Robey / The Telegraph

 
 

Perhaps Green’s chief accomplishment in this odd little gem of a movie is that he coaxes that mutual compassion out of the characters without having to put it into words.

 

David Rooney / The Hollywood Reporter

 
 

USA 2013. Atlantic Film.

 

Käsikirjoitus/Script: David Gordon Green, based on the film Either Way by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson * Kuvaus/DOP: Tim Orr * Leikkaus/Editor: Colin Patton * Pääosissa/Cast: Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, Lance LeGault * Kopion lähde/DCP Source: NonStop Entertainment * Kieli/Language: English * Kesto/Duration: 94 min * Ikäraja/Age limit: 12