The road movie. This road trip is necessarily synonymous with an initiatory journey for the hero, whether alone or accompanied by friends. What about when he leaves with his family?
In the world of 7th Art, we find road movies in all sauces. On foot, by motorbike, by car, in a van… All alone, with friends, or even with the family. In family precisely. If this friendly trip instinctively conveys the image of laughter and good humor, thefamily excursion potentially calls into question the very idea of usability. Why ? Because many families are already struggling to get along long term at home. Nothing is less certain when the members of the same clan are crammed into a small space endowed with the most rudimentary comfort. The occasion of hilarious twists and turns and of emotional moments for our friends the filmmakers. Here is the crème de la crème of the genre seen by DashFUN!
Little miss sunshine
Released in 2006, the first feature film – what’s more road movie family – of the couple Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris was a real success! So much so that the independent film received no less than two Oscars as well as a César. Little miss sunshine, this is the story of the Hoover, a special family to say the least who embarks aboard his Volkswagen Combi to lead little Olive (Abigail Breslin) to a beauty pageant. From the top of her seven years, the latter dreams of being a beauty queen. Impossible then to resist the invitation taken down to compete for the very selective title of “Little Miss Sunshine”. Heading west and towards a multitude of twists and turns for the small family! Among her, Richard, Olive’s father (Greg Kinnear), mother Sheryl (Toni Collette), uncle Franck (Steve Carell), half-brother Dwayne (Paul Dano) and grandfather Edwin (Alan Arkin) . Laughter and emotions guaranteed!
On board Darjeeling Limited
We stay in independent cinema with this road movie family for the less fanciful of Wes Anderson released in 2008. Like his character Peter Whitman (Adrian Brody), we jump on the bandwagon and we go up On board the Darjeeling Limited. We then find the latter’s two brothers, Francis (Owen Wilson) and Jack (Jason Schwartzman), for a journey through India punctuated by unforeseen events and feelings. The three brothers having not spoken to each other since their father’s death a year earlier, the quest for their lost brotherhood leads them on an adventure that makes them see all the colors. From the darkest to the most shimmering for a common quest where melancholy and dark humor will be at the rendezvous. An explosive cocktail as offbeat as burlesque served by a trio of striking actors. A delight !
Wedding in Mendoza
We stay in the theme of brotherhood with Wedding in Mendoza by Edouard Deluc. Released in 2012, this is a road movie full of sensitivity. Antoine (Nicolas Duvauchelle) and Marcus (Philippe Rebbot), two brothers, land in Argentina to go celebrate their cousin’s wedding. To do this, they must join Mendoza, in the west of the country. So they set off by car, blessed with the adventure that awaits them. But a sad news weighs down the morale of Antoine as they land in Buenos Aires. Determined to change the ideas of his little brother, Marcus competes in inventiveness. Follow warm nights in the heart of the capital and breathtaking landscapes. What to weave unbreakable bonds between the two brothers. Unfortunately, and as Antoine goes up the slope, it is Marcus’ turn to fall very low. Promise of beautiful moments!
The Millers, a budding family
Good ok, this isa family built from scratch, but we still include The Millers, a budding family in the list of road movies tastiest family. Released in 2013, this comedy by Rawson Marshall Thurber introduces us to David Clark (Jason Sudeikis), a small-time drug dealer who finds himself forced to play with the big boys to save his skin. His mission ? Bringing a Large Shipment of Drugs to Mexico. He therefore decides to pass himself off as a good husband and father in all respects. Anxious to help him, his neighbors walk in the scheme. On the one hand, his pseudo-wife Rose O’Reilly (Jennifer Aniston), a cynical stripper. On the other, her so-called children, Casey Mathis (Emma Roberts), a runaway teenager and Kenny Rossmore (Will Poulter), a virgin who would love to test the merchandise. And the little Miller family to go aboard a stolen motorhome. A comedy we have …