Last Ride

Last Ride

DVD - 2012
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Kev, a fugitive who has committed a violent crime, takes his 10-year old son Chook on the run from the law. As father and son journey into the outback and an unknown future, Chook is forced to make the choice between what is right and the love of his father. Bonus features include audio commentaries with the director and a look behind the scenes.
Publisher: [United States] : Music Box Films, 2012
Call Number: DVD F LAST
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Weaving, Hugo 1960-
Music Box Films


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Apr 30, 2016

such a sad movie. what will happen to that kid?

Apr 05, 2016

This Aussie film features good acting by the two lead actors, one of which is a boy. The story is a tad too slow for my patience, and real drama happens only towards the end. Still, this is a decent 'road trip' drama about an uneven relationship between a father and a son. Scenes of the Australian wilderness is a bonus.

Mar 08, 2016

A self centered, quick to violence, petty criminal turned accidental murderer - who is also an abusive, neglectful only parent to a young boy....

And yet there is the odd, precious moment when the father appears to truly, deeply love and care for his son.

This film shows succinctly, with both startling contrast and touching nuance, exactly why abused children (and spouses) continue to love their abusers - and that the effects of such constant love/hate turmoil and emotional confusion are both profound and indelible for the abused.

Sep 12, 2014

Hard to keep on watching except hoping to see a glimpse of happiness for the little boy ... A film you want to forget but likely stuck in your mind for a long time. The father is a poster boy for men who should never be a parent without passing a test for fathers.

Mar 07, 2014

Hugo Weaving does a fine job in this flick. On par with Brad Pitt in Kalifornia (although this pic is not nearly as gruesome or violent). The kid does a pretty good job too and the scenery is amazing. They could have named this "How to be the worst Parent ever". Very sad for the boy.

Dec 18, 2013

Here is a bitter and complex movie that I recommend most highly. What a special glimpse into the less well ridden roads of Australia ... such a well written and brilliantly acted story.

aaa5756 May 13, 2013

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. Not too bad---good performance. I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.

Glencoe_Mike May 06, 2013

Fantastic, bleak, gorgeous little film about a father and son on the run through the Australian outback.

voisjoe1 Feb 16, 2013

Hugo Weaving of Matrix and The Lord of the Rings fame (six films I have yet to view) plays a father estranged from his young son because of time spent in prison for stupid petty crimes. When he gets out, he takes his son on a long ride in the Australian wilderness, committing more petty crimes all along the way. He seems to be on the lam from the police possibly because of a murderous act while in a state of stupid rage. On the trip we find that he has very talents at being a proper parent to a son who needs so much to be loved by his , cold, aloof, strict “father.”

btmslt Dec 12, 2012

A horrible man takes his son on a trip while he tries to avoid being taken to jail by the police. This film was well acted but I found myself not caring about the characters.

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Sep 13, 2014

Father & Son telling jokes around a camp fire:

Kev: This bloke went to a fancy dress party with a woman on his shoulders. And, uh, the people at the party said, "Well, what have you come as?" And he says, "Oh, I've come as a tortoise." And they said, "Well, why have you got a woman on your shoulders?" And he said, "Oh, that's Michelle."
Chook: Why is that funny?
Kev: Michelle, mate. Michelle.
Michelle my shell. Get it?

-Why won't a cannibal eat a clown?
-'Cause he thinks it tastes funny.

Kev: Hey, where would you find a dog with no legs?
Chook: I don't know.
Kev: Where you xxyzin' left him.

Sep 13, 2014

Chook: Dad reckons he really didn't mean to hit you. He just lost his temper.


Kev (Father) : Me and my dad used to come out here. Except he left me out here on me own once you know, to teach me a lesson. And I had to walk all night and day before I found someone.
Chook (son) : Didn't he want you?
Kev: No. I was just a nuisance to him.

aaa5756 May 13, 2013

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King, Jr


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