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Following up on his acclaimed debut The Myth of Fingerprints, Bart Freundlich spins this drama that poses the question "what would it be like to run away from your life?" The film centers on a restless thirtysomething New Yorker named Cal (Billy Crudup) who one day drives off into the open road, leaving his wife and infant son behind. A series of flashbacks describe Cal's domestic malaise and disillusionment with his life. On the road, Cal encounters a number of unusual characters who are similarly tethered and drifting. One is named Dulcie (Julianne Moore), an emotionally fragile woman looking for her lost son. Through his interaction with Dulcie, Cal reflects on his own family and soon finds himself heading to his boyhood home where his father lives. This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

  • Release date:April 19, 2002


Billy Crudup
as Cal
Julianne Moore
as Dulcie
Cleavant Derricks
as Carl
David Keith
as Richard
James LeGros
as Jack
Karen Allen
as Delores
Mary McCormack
as Margaret
Liane Balaban
as Meg
Patricia French
as Dakota Waitress
Shontelle Thrash
as Dakota Mom
Francie Swift
as Joanie
Josie Lawson
as Sadie
Kaili Vernoff
as Andrea
Isis Faust
as Dakota Girl
Mark Gray
as Ficus Lounge Host
Bert Miller
as Dakota Bartender
Richie Dye
as Local Bar Bartender
John Forman
as Dakota Customer
Elijah Saucier
as Imaginary Carl
Nicolas Suresky
as Leo
Margaret Devine
as Andrea's Friend


Bart Freundlich
Bart Freundlich
Tim Perell
Bart Freundlich
Terry Stacey
Clint Mansell
Composer (Music Score)
Kate Sanford
Kevin Thompson
Production Designer
Caroline Kaplan
Executive Producer
Jonathan Sehring
Executive Producer
Victoria Farrell
Costume Designer
Douglas Aibel