Better Start Running

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"This is a getaway. Not a vacation."
  • 2018
  • 1 hr 32 min
  • 5.3  (911)

Better Start Running is a heartwarming comedy-adventure movie released in 2018, directed by Brett Simon. The story follows the journey of a young convenience store clerk whose life gets turned upside down when he discovers his girlfriend cheating on him and his boss firing him from his job all in the same day. The main character is played by Alex Sharp, who plays the role of a young man named Lois. Lois is a man from New York who has always played it safe and never taken any risks in his life. Lois is content with a steady and predictable life working at a convenience store, but that all changes when his girlfriend dumps him and his boss fires him on the same day.

Faced with a serious case of existential dread, Lois decides to embark on a journey with his dream girl, named Crystal, played by Lio Tipton, whom he’s had a crush on for years, to compete in the Red Rock Road Run in New Mexico. Crystal is a free-spirited and unpredictable woman who ends up hijacking her father's truck to make the trip possible.

Along the way, they make an unusual new friend, named Denny, played by Chiké Okonkwo, who joins them on their cross-country adventure. Denny is an escaped convict who is fleeing the law and trying to start over in a new place. Lois, Crystal, and Denny form an unlikely bond on the road, and each one learns to embrace the unexpected turns that life can take.

As the trio travels across the country, they run into some amusing situations and face several challenges. They encounter wild animals, make unexpected pitstops, and have trouble keeping up with the law. Along the way, they also face their own personal struggles and confront their deepest fears and insecurities.

The film perfectly blends humor and drama as it follows the journey of these three individuals who find themselves thrown together in extraordinary circumstances.

The movie also depicts the beauty of the American landscape, capturing the stunning scenery as the trio makes their way from coast to coast. The cinematography is visually stunning, and the music creates an uplifting and whimsical atmosphere.

Better Start Running also features great performances by all of its actors. Alex Sharp skillfully portrays Lois as a character on a journey to discover himself and to break free from his mundane existence. His co-star Lio Tipton brings a certain liveliness and spontaneity to the character of Crystal, who is equally charming and challenging at the same time. Chiké Okonkwo adds depth to his portrayal of Denny, whose rough exterior hides a tender heart.

The movie's message is clear: life is full of surprises, and sometimes it's better to take risks than to play it safe. The three main protagonists learn this lesson throughout their adventure, and by the end of the film, they are each transformed in their own way.

Better Start Running is an entertaining and heartfelt film that is sure to leave audiences with a smile on their faces. It's a film about friendship, love, courage, and seizing the day. It's a reminder that sometimes the best things in life happen when you're not looking for them.

Better Start Running is a 2018 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 32 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

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    1 hr 32 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.3  (911)