The Long Dumb Road

2018 | USA | NR | 90 min.


Central High School Auditorium Wed, Aug 1, 2018 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Fiction
Release Year:2018
Runtime:90 min.
Premiere Status:Michigan Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Hannah Fidell
Produced by:Jonathan Duffy
Hannah Fidell
Jacqueline E. Ingram
Kelly Williams
Screenwriter:Hannah Fidell
Carson Mell
Cinematography:Andrew Droz Palermo
Editing By:Zach Clark
Cast:Jason Mantzoukas
Taissa Farmiga
Ron Livingston
Grace Gummer
Pamela Reed


The biggest mistake Nathan (Tony Revolori, The Grand Budapest Hotel) could make is starting college without a defined philosophy about life. At least, that’s what the random guy in his car says. Nathan was making the drive from Texas to California for his first year of art school when his car broke down, and Richard, a small-town mechanic, said he could fix it in exchange for taking him along for the ride. But in this hilarious comedy, Richard—played by Jason Mantzoukas of The League and the How Did This Get Made? podcast, in a true breakout role—is both more (and kinda less) than he seems; try to imagine a stoner Yoda that never shuts up and you’re just about there. The Long Dumb Road deftly combines buddy comedy, road movie, and a coming of age story, recontextualizing them in a way that breathes fresh air into all three. And you better believe plenty of hijinks do ensue.