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Thunder Road

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • 2018
  • Jim Cummings (2)
  • 90 mins
  • 15

Summary

A US police officer finds his life falling apart after the death of his mother. During a messy divorce, he attempts to find solace in building a stronger relationship with his young daughter, but events are already spiralling beyond his control. Comedy drama, starring Jim Cummings, Nican Robinson, Jocelyn DeBoer and Kendal Farr

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Very much the passion project of writer and performer Jim Cummings, Thunder Road is based on a 13-minute short film in which Cummings plays grief-stricken police officer Jim Arnaud, who's giving an excruciating eulogy at his mother's funeral. This now forms the opening scene of the full-length feature, named after Arnaud's mother's favourite Bruce Springsteen song. Shot on the hoof around Austin, Texas, it certainly announces the gangly, Jim Carrey-indebted Cummings as a precocious talent, although some will find that the extended riff outlives the novelty value of its welcome. Written, directed, scored and co-edited by the resourceful Cummings, the feature reveals the full extent of Arnaud's woes: a bad-tempered divorce, the feared loss of custody of his daughter (Kendal Farr), trouble at work due to mental stress and a dance academy bequeathed to him by his mother, all of which build to an inevitable crescendo. Cummings slaloms between a sweet nature and a short volatile temper, making him a hard man to like, but he gives a committed performance.

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Credits

Cast

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Officer Jim ArnaudJim Cummings (2)
Crystal ArnaudKendal Farr
Officer Nate LewisNican Robinson
Rosalind ArnaudJocelyn DeBoer
Dustin ZahnMacon Blair
The CaptainBill Wise
Morgan ArnaudChelsea Edmundson

Crew

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DirectorJim Cummings (2)

Details

Theatrical distributor
Vertigo
Released on
2019-05-31
Languages
English
Guidance
Swearing
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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