Friday, May 1, 2015

Fear Friday ~ Roadside Intervention or How To Lose Your Mind!!!


Welcome to Laughing Vixen Lounge and a new month of Fear Fridays. In celebration of summer being right around the corner, and our Fabulous Spring Giveaway, all of the movie selections in May will have a road trip theme to them. I mean really, what better setting for a scary film than the side of the road in the middle of nowhere?!! This week's movie is a fairly unknown thriller from 2013 that shows us that the side of the road in the middle of the desert is not the best place for an intervention!!! While our story starts with the best of intentions it quickly spirals into a devastating turn of events. Enjoy! 

Every Friday at the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog is Fear Friday. Fear Fridays are a celebration of all films spooky. Horror is a very broad genre and the Lounge loves it all. Each Friday you will find a review of a different film. These can range from Classic Horror (black and white and cheesy), Thrillers (suspense, jumps and a good mystery), outright Horror (chop chop, slash slash, die die) and anything else in between.

So pop some popcorn, kill the lights and enjoy tonight's selection. And please, share your comments on the film. Bad or good let me know what you thought of it. And now, my little ghouls and dolls, the Laughing Vixen Lounge Blog is proud to present this week's film.


Fear Friday - Scenic Route


Tagline - There is no turning back


Directed by Kevin and Michael Goetz (Mass Transit and Tycus) and released on August 23, 2013 by Vertical Entertainment (Rated R). Carter (Dan Fogler), who misses spending time with his best friend Mitchell (Josh Duhamel), takes the scenic route home and fakes a breakdown. But when their last hope for a ride leaves they find themselves truly stuck in the middle of nowhere.

I really liked this movie!!! Not to oversell it because it really is a simple movie but it is character driven and plays on the theme of how quickly things can spin out of control. Our two characters are stuck in the desert because one of them decided to pretend that their truck broke down. Why? Because he misses spending time with his best friend and feels that his friend has made majorly bad choices in his life. Think of it like an intervention. When a car stops to help he must admit that there is nothing wrong and why he did what he did. It's only after the car leaves that the story really begins.

It was an interesting watch to see how anger, resentment and a lot of really hot sun can turn two best friends against each other. The trailer below may seem to show the whole movie but what you see all plays out in the first 20 minutes. And while the end has confused some I thought it was really good but will not give anything away here as to not spoil it for those who have not had a chance to experience it. I guess this would be more of a thriller than a horror film and the gore factor is quite low.

Scenic Route is currently on Netflix and Netflix streaming. Go watch now!!! Then let me know what you thought.


Take a look at the original trailer. ***While it may seem like they show you the whole movie in this trailer it all takes place in the first 20 minutes or so. There is much more to it!!!***



Sorry, no trivia for this one.

106 comments:

  1. this sounds and looks rather... creepy. the premise is rather interesting, so will be curious to see how they devolve as quickly as they do.

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  2. It sounds like an interesting movie with a decent plot. Cool recommendation. Or hot, since it's the desert.

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  3. Humm...the trailer was interesting. The best thing about it was Josh Duhamel! I love that guy! He is so yummy. It would be nice to know what happened to them tho.

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  4. This sounds ok I don't usually watch movies like this!

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  5. Sounds interesting. I don't remember this one. I'll have to check it out.

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  6. Hmmm... this trailer looks pretty interesting. And it'sad how things can turn just like that.

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  7. Ooooh scary. I'd be shaking and hiding eyes the while WAY through

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  8. Nice review. Not quite my kind of movie, though! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Sorry but I'm not into horror or fear of any kind. I live with enough fear in everyday life!

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  10. Uh even the cover is too scary for me - lol

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  11. i'm not into horror movie at all, sorry, still i will enjoy to learn a littlme thanks to your post for example i had never heard of this oen before ( not even sure it's available in my country)

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  12. Looks fascinating! I've never heard of this before, but I'm glad to have such a great rec for it.

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  13. Sounds good. Simple movies are fine if they stay true to the plot and characters. Good writing is important.

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  14. I've actually never heard of this one before, so I'll have to check it out on Netflix. I'd rather have a simple story with a relatable cast of characters than a movie that is overly complicated.

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  15. this is the first I've come across this movie and it sound scary! Thanks for sharing :)

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  16. I never heard of this one, but it is definitely something my son would force me to watch with him!

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  17. I absolutely love Josh Duhamel but I am not sure I would like this movie; I am a weenie when it comes to weird movies.

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  18. Sheila LawrenceMay 4, 2015 at 7:16 AM

    i surprisingly really loved this one! Of course, I love Josh all the time. His performance was fantastic!!

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  19. Scary movies aren't my thing. Sounds like a good movie, but not one I would go see.

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  20. interesting video

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  21. I haven't heard of this movie, but I love horror movies. I will have to check it out. Thanks for the recommendation and review!

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  22. I have not seen this movie ... it seems creepy though
    I will have to check it out

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  23. I am more of a reader than a movie watcher, but this has piqued my curiosity. Thanks for the post!

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  24. If it is not a rom-com, it is off my radar! lol

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  25. I have this on my watch list but I keep passing it over, hearing a bit more about it makes it something I'm definitely going to watch soon. I enjoy a good thriller almost as much as a horror film.

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  26. Wow, never seen Josh Duhamel look anything like that before!

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  27. I have never heard of this movie before. After watching the trailer I would like to see it. Looks like it would be a interesting movie to watch.

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  28. Sounds like an interesting movie to watch.

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  29. That's scary! Looks like a good movie and I like the actors.

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  30. I never even heard of this movie before. I do prefer thrillers to gorey movies, but I don't think this is one that I would like. Sounds interesting though!

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  31. Hmm this looks like something my husband would like to watch , Thank you I will have to let him know and will watch it with him :)

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  32. I've never heard of this one, but it sounds good!

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  33. I don't even look at the cover because it is so scary.

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  34. Oh I'm so psyched to learn about new horror movies on these posts!! They are my fav movie genre!!! This one sounds great! I love how it starts with good intentions that go completely awry ;)

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  35. Just so you know I will not be watching this, but I'm positive that my partner will love it!

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  36. This sounds too scary for me!

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  37. I am not a scary movie kind of girl! Scary movies scare me!

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  38. I love scary movies. I think this one seems really interesting. It would cool to see how it all turns out. I love a mysterious or crazy ending too.

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  39. Not into scary movies, but my nieces love them.

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  40. Well I've never seen this movie but I like scary movies that aren't terribly scary, lol This may fit my mold ;)

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  41. Sounds interesting. I like those psychological thrillers!

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  42. I hadn´t heard of this movie, but I need to see ♥ Thanks !!

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  43. It has an interesting premise, but it doesn't sound like a movie I would enjoy.

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  44. This movie looks very interesting. I'll be adding it to my queue for sure

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  45. I can't give an opinion of the movie because I haven't seen it, but I'm glad I was sent here to comment because it looks really interesting and a movie I might like. I'm going to have to get a hold of my sister and see if she still has Netflix.

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  46. I can't give an opinion of the movie because I haven't seen it, but I'm glad I was sent here to comment because it looks really interesting and a movie I might like. I'm going to have to get a hold of my sister and see if she still has Netflix.

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  47. Nicole Carter (Weasley)May 5, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Never even heard of this one before but Josh is so yummy, I might have to check it out!

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  48. I haven't heard of this one, but I'm excited it's on Netflix. I'll have to wait until my 5 yr old is asleep before I can watch. Thanks for the heads up!

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  49. This looks interesting, I'll have to check it out on Netflix!

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  50. Always looking for something new and interesting will have to check it out.

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  51. I just don't enjoy this kind of movie, so I won't be seeing it. Sorry.

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  52. I have never seen this, but I love horror movies so I will add it to my Netflix list to watch someday :)

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  53. I hate horror movies but this seems more like a creepy movie and those are ok. I'm waiting for my hubby to get home so we can watch this together...sending him to the site so he can see the 20 minutes also!

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  54. I've seen this movie. I thought that it was pretty good for a one-time watch. The acting was good and the plot keep me interested.

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  55. WELL, GUESS I'VE DECIDED WHAT TO WATCH TONIGHT.

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  56. The plot sounds good and I'm glad to hear there isn't a lot of gore and blood involved. I'll put this movie on my 'to watch' list :)

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  57. Mmm, puts the thrill back in Thriller flick!

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  58. Sound interesting!

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  59. Not something I would watch but seems interesting.

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  60. I love to watch horror/scary movies! This one seems like a pretty good one! I'm surprised I haven't seen it yet! The only "scary" movies I do not like to watch are about the Devil and Vampires! Thanks so much for sharing this horror movie with us! I don't have Netflix so I can't see it! If it ever comes on TV, I'll be watching it! Thanks again! Michele :)

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  61. I don't have an opinion of the film as I have not seen it.
    PS. Loose and lose are not the same thing. :-)

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    1. Darn that spell check! How dare it not know what I'm thinking vs. what I'm typing ;)

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  62. Thanks for the rewiew, it sounds like an interesting movie. İ want to watch it this weekend

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  63. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)May 7, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    This looks pretty dark. Not sure if I'll be watching it.

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  64. I'll definitely check this out on netflix instant. I heard of it, but never watched it. Sounds interesting though!

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  65. You had me at "low gore factor"... I fully accept that I am a Woosie.

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  66. This movie looks scary and creepy and I'm just not into these types of movies! lol

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  67. If this is only within the first 20 minutes of the film! The trailer looks like they did each other in with brutality! This really is not my type of movie either.

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  68. Right up my alley thanks for the recommendation

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  69. This doesn't really look like my kind of movie but after watching the trailer I want to know what happened.

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  70. This movie looks interesting to me. I think i'll rent it.

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  71. Sounds interesting, but not certain if I would watch this. Love Josh Duhamel, though!

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  72. It looks very good will definitely rent it.

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  73. I have never heard of this one. I don't like movies that are real life like. To creepy.

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  74. Oh my goodness, I forgot how much I love scary-thrillers. This is another movie I hadn't heard of but, wow, it sounds good. Well, I guess he gets to spend quite a bit of time with his friend now. lol

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  75. i don't believe so

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  76. I have heard of this film.....but this genre is just not for me. But, have you seen Josh Duhamel in Battle Creek, the new TV show?

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    1. I haven't seen the new show yet but I do like Mr. Duhamel. Is it good? I'll have to give it a try.

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  77. This looks interesting I would definitely watch this, I will look for it. Thank you for sharing this review.

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  78. Certainly different from anything I have watch before.

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  79. I love Josh, this looks like a very suspenseful movie, I would watch with my fiancee not alone.

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  80. Sounds like a movie I might enjoy. Putting it on my Netflix list!

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  81. I watched this movie after reading your review, I enjoyed it, it was pretty good

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    1. Yay! I inspired someone to watch one of my little unknown films. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  82. I have not seen it yet, but I saw that it's on Netflix. I am going to watch it I love Josh.

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  83. I have not seen it, I don't know if I will watch it.

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  84. It sounds pretty good, but I prefer gory horror!

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  85. I like that you are picking non-gory films, but I still don't like any horror films.

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  86. I have not seen this one yet but it does look interesting.
    Hot weather would be welcome here in the Midwest...spring has been rather frosty!

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  87. I hadn't heard of this movie before, it definitely sounds like a movie I would enjoy

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  88. I actually watched this one the other day. I was not real impressed with it i think it is just not quite up my alley.

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  89. I haven't heard about this movie before - I would like to watch it. Looks scary!

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  90. This movie looks pretty good! I really love that Josh too, he is very cute & he is super talented! I like that other guy too but i don't know his name :( i will watch it soon :)

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  91. This movie looks pretty good! I really love that Josh too, he is very cute & he is super talented! I like that other guy too but i don't know his name :( i will watch it soon :)

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  92. It sounds scary enough, you may not want to take the scenic route ever again. It is a nice, scary movie, I would like to see in the near future.

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