Miles from Nowhere

Miles from Nowhere

David Burton Morris (2009)

89min
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Review

Our Score
In this predictable and over-sentimental drama, a high-school football star clashes with his football coach dad when he switches to athletics to honour his dead best friend. But despite playing a teenager motivated by guilt and grief, lead Andrew Lawrence acts more petulant than distraught, making his emotional and physical challenges as he strives to run a four-minute mile far less affecting than obviously intended. With the training sequences and even the subsequent races blandly shot and short on excitement, the sporting part of the film feels too flat for the inspirational storyline. Instead, it's the fractured father/son relationship that keeps things watchable, thanks mainly to the realistic performances from Lawrence's screen parents, Treat Williams and Joanna Going.

Summary

A high-school football star is overwhelmed with guilt when his best friend, a championship runner, is killed in a car accident. Drama, starring Andrew Lawrence, Treat Williams and Joanna Going.

Cast & Crew

Cam Stiles Andrew Lawrence
Gary Stiles Treat Williams
Diane Stiles Joanna Going
John Van Horn Jake McLaughlin
Director David Burton Morris

Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Edited for violence.
Drama