One of the best and most poignant road trip films I've ever seen.
Christopher Walken, who has the reputation for being the "scariest man in the movies", has really taken the last decade to smooth out that resumé with fun quirky comedies. And it's in this field of endeavor that he really shines.
The saying is that any actor can do drama, but only a select few can do comedy - the man has proven he can do both. And, as it happens, he executes both in this excellent indie film. Proving in my mind, and without a doubt, that he's one of the finest actors to have graced the silver screen.
Walken delivers a sublime performance as Nat Parker, a small-time grifter out to finish the game with a winning hand while simultaneously attempting to repair the rift between himself and his estranged son.
And in a small but singularly delicious role, Sharon Stone portrays Dolores, a sun-hued seductress and lifelong friend who helps him settle the score with an old nemesis.
I'm a huge fan of road trip flicks - since that confined crucible often creates the most endearing characters seen in films. If you enjoyed "[[ASIN:B000K7VHQE Little Miss Sunshine]]" or "[[ASIN:B00008H2LV Roadside Prophets]]" you won't be disappointed with this indie.