Watered-down, psychosexual cat-and-mouse chase filled with cod philosophy and annoyingly regular breaks for music video montages of Czech pop songs written by one of the leads as well, it seems. Alternatively, it's an idyllic summer's drive past the country for two bored thirtysomethings who innocently pick up a mysterious redhead on the road, without her knickers on. Either way, if you're familiar with director Jan Sverák's award-winnin Kolja (1996), you'd know he won't exactly bore the paint off cinema walls. For a road movie, the characters are necessarily well-developed - two good friends who talk about everythin from the old Eastern bloc to the price of sex in proportion to a bottle of Jim Beam. They already make decent entertainment even before the beautiful Anna Geislerová (pic) enters as the runaway broad. The trio's dynamics are interestin because the two men are constantly threatened by her possible disappearance.
Bad news on the doorstep:
|The beautiful and talented Anna Geislerová|
Reminds me of:
Drivin in the summer from Sheffield to Scarborough on the M18.
Amacam joker, berapa bintang lu mau kasi?
Perhaps best watched on that school holiday in between college and high school, The Ride seems short enough if you didn't pay for it, and long enough if you did. ★★★