A Fork in the Road 2009

2009

Action / Comedy / Crime

35
IMDb Rating 6

Synopsis

Will, an escaped convict, inadvertently takes refuge in a barn the same night the owners, April and Martin, get into a terrible fight. A gun shot goes off inside the house. April drags Martin's body outside and discovers Will. He convinces her that he is not there to harm her but has witnessed the murder so they must cooperate or both go to prison. The two take out to dispose of the body only to find out he is not dead. The task of disposal turns into a kidnapping nightmare and, as the two try to navigate the turn of events, they find they must make some hard choices to keep from losing it all.


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Cast

Jaime King as April Rogers
Missi Pyle as Nola
Kari Wuhrer as Deputy
Josh Cooke as Will Carson
720p.BLU
813.05 MB
1280*720
English
Not Rated
24 fps
1h 45m
P/S 2 / 4

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by drakestudents 7 / 10

Decent movie

This movie was decent. Although it had a low budget feel to it, the actors delivered very convincing roles in their characters. At first I couldn't remember Jaime King's sister, but then I realized I seen her in White Chicks, with Shawn and Marlon Wayans. With all the drama that comes with movies, this was a sure delight. In the performances,the character of the escape convict was convincing enough. I also thought the roll of the Sheriff was intense but funny. The detective that was with him, also down played his character, but they pulled it off. Every scene had its moment where you wondered what was gonna happen next. The movie was written and directed very well. I recommend it to those who like dark comedy with a hint of romance.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 5 / 10

a few moments of fun comedy

Will Carson (Josh Cooke) is a convict who escapes after a car crash. He finds April Rogers (Jaime King) stuffing Martin Cheeder (Daniel Roebuck) into her car trunk. Will assumed Martin to be her husband but he turns out to be blackmailing her and is still alive. That soon changes when Martin drowns himself accidentally. Things keep getting more complicated when April's husband Karl Rogers (Silas Weir Mitchell) goes home and mistakenly assumes that April is having an affair with Martin. Of course, Karl is actually cheating on April with Nola (Missi Pyle) who turns out to be April's sister. The complications do not stop as the cops try to figure exactly what's going on.

The movie needs to calm down the wacky comedy music. This could have been a good black comedy but the music keeps stepping on it. If I want to enjoy the wild black comedy, I don't want to be have a flashing sign pointing at it. Jaime King is a pretty good comedic actress and Josh Cooke isn't that bad. They are good together for the most part. I'm just not that impressed with Jim Kouf's writing or directing. He's trying too hard and not quite getting the comedy right. It's a wacky bumbling crime drama with a few moments of fun comedy.

Reviewed by carbuff 9 / 10

Unlike so many movies, it gets better as it goes on.

This started out pretty mediocre but just kept getting better as it progressed.

Initially it seemed to me like the female lead was doing a Michelle Pfeiffer routine, while the male lead was doing a Ben Stiller one, and that was a bit grating, but as it went along they came into their own, and I wound up liking both of them much, much more than I like either Pfeiffer or Stiller. (I feel kind of bad hoping that neither of these two actors ever get a really big break, so that they don't get super- spoiled and transparently egotistical like most major Hollywood actors, tainting their future performances, because I liked them so much here.)

I would encourage you stick with this movie and let it develop, because it really just keeps getting better as is it builds steam with the odd turns in the plot. Some suspension of disbelief is required, of course, but it's not too unreasonable at all for a movie. This comedy really just simply succeeds with very winning main characters in a convoluted plot with a lot of "intelligent" laughs.

I don't want to sound like an old geezer whining about the good old days (I'm not even that old), but a basically wholesome movie like this (at least for the times we live in) with such likable performances from essentially unknown actors without the distractions of a bunch of mindless special effects is just the kind of treat I'm always looking for and have such a hard time finding--personally I would take a movie like this over a typical Hollywood blockbuster every single night of the week. The really sad thing is that you could probably make 20 of these for the same cost as one single Michael Bay flick. What is wrong with our world?

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zorrikk April 27, 2017 at 06:54 pm

Refreshingly different to an old angle - fun to watch..

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zorrikk April 27, 2017 at 06:54 pm

Refreshingly different to an old angle - fun to watch..

zorrikk profile
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zorrikk April 27, 2017 at 06:54 pm

Refreshingly different to an old angle - fun to watch..