The Art Of Travel

2008

The Art Of Travel

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A man who planned to marry his high school sweetheart, buy a house with a white picket fence, and raise a family kisses his dreams of suburban bliss goodbye in order to travel through a hundred mile section of Central and South American jungle known as the Darien Gap in this adventure starring Christopher Masterson, Brooke Burns, Johnny Messner, and James Duval.

Cast

Brooke Burns
as Darlene
Bijou Phillips
as Christina Layne
Ernie Lively
as Mr. Layne
James Duval
as Taylor 'One Ball'
Angelika Baran
as Anna 'G-Spot'
Johnny Messner
as Christopher
Jake Muxworthy
as Justin 'Two Dogs'
Shalim Ortiz
as Carlos 'Bullet'
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Critic Reviews for The Art Of Travel

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (5) | Rotten (3)

  • Overacted and overblown, pic will underwhelm commercially, with theatrical perhaps limited to friends and family.

    Jun 19, 2008

    John Anderson

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • ...director Thomas Whelan embraces the wanderlust spirit in this enjoyable if uneven film, whose qualities often reflect the television background of most of its cast.

    Sep 3, 2008 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • The use of such locales as Bolivia, Nicaragua, Panama and Peru adds to the exotic flavor of the film.

    Sep 2, 2008 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • Part The Graduate, part Fitzcarraldo, The Art of Travel is a tribute to living on the road less traveled. Filmed entirely on location, it offers a more rounded portrayal of culture outside of the standard Hollywood clichés

    Aug 18, 2008 | Full Review…
  • It's a sturdy directorial job for a difficult movie; one that wants to spread the idea of travel as the ultimate cotton swab of life, but also engages in good times to keep the less spiritually open audience members awake.

    May 15, 2008 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Travel is an ambitious, involving and extensive travelogue that challenges the imagination. [A] feasible fable that allows one to remain contemplative and connected

    May 6, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4

Audience Reviews for The Art Of Travel

  • Mar 23, 2010
    Hmm.....I put it on as something to fall asleep to, and it was so bad I couldn't sleep through it. For a movie that claims to hate quotes, it sure uses lots of lame ones to tell the story.
    Curtis L Super Reviewer
  • Oct 21, 2008
    Stunning scenery, interesting characters, decent acting, but a lackluster plot add up to make this a bit of a disappointment. I didn't necessarily need a Hollywood, feel good ending, but it needed some spark to make it memorable and all we got was a little "pfft". There was so much I could not buy about the story. There were a lot of unanswered whys. Why were they hacking their way across the jungle? Why did the couple entice Conner to join them? Why did it take Conner so long to hook up with the girl and why did he leave her? Why? I think this was just a vehicle, an excuse to film in some incredible locations. And the promise is that there will be more to come. Oh, joy. Watch it for the scenery, but don't expect much from the story.
    Mark A Super Reviewer

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