Cas and Dylan

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"He wanted a peaceful trip. He got her instead."
  • NR
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 30 min
  • 6.7  (2,002)
  • 32

As a Canadian comedic drama film from 2013, Cas and Dylan is a heartwarming journey following two unlikely travelers on a journey of self-discovery. The two main characters are Cas Pepper, a successful but terminally ill 61-year-old neurosurgeon, and Dylan Morgan, a 22-year-old free-spirited woman. The film starts in the midst of her busy life as a neurosurgeon, where Cas is struggling to cope with his recently diagnosed illness. He feels like he has lost control over his life and future, which brings a sense of despair and hopelessness just as he decides to leave his job and end his life on his own terms by driving across Canada to the west coast.

On the first day of his trip, Cas encounters Dylan, who is hitchhiking to the west coast for her own reasons. After a rough start, the duo quickly find themselves on a road trip together, getting to know each other, facing various challenges head-on, sharing the beautiful scenery of Canada, and gradually forming a strong bond.

As the duo travel, they are drawn out of their individual worlds and slowly open up to each other and reveal their innermost thoughts and feelings. As the journey goes on, Cas begins to understand the significance of his journey beyond his illness and learns to live in the moment. Meanwhile, Dylan gradually shrugs off her carefree lifestyle and acknowledges the importance of facing life's uncertainties, inspired by Cas's wisdom.

Both Tatiana Maslany and Richard Dreyfuss give a standout performance that resonates with the audience. Maslany captures the exuberance and charm of Dylan, providing a magnetic screen presence while balancing it with her character's struggles. Dreyfuss is equally engaging and brings a depth of nuance and warmth to Cas's relatively straightforward character, giving the character and film an emotional punch.

Their journey covers a vast range of Canadian landscapes, from small towns to bustling cities, the prairies, mountains, and nature reserves. The film was shot entirely in Canada, serving as an ode to the country's vast and beautiful landscapes, which are featured throughout the film. The visuals are stunningly captured by the cinematographer and add to the film's atmosphere.

Jayne Eastwood also makes a notable appearance in the film as the character Hazel, a quirky and unconventional woman who the duo encounters along the way. Her character brings a fresh dynamic to the film and provides a few moments of comic relief.

The film's soundtrack is also exceptional, featuring a mix of Canadian folk, roots, and country rock music that perfectly complements the visual journey of the characters. The film's score is composed by Steve London and co-written by actor Richard Dreyfuss.

Cas and Dylan is a captivating and humorous road trip film that explores the universal themes of life, love, aging, and death in a way that is both heartwarming and poignant. Though the film tackles the subject of mortality, it's not a depressing film but rather a touching and empowering experience that leaves the audience with inspiration and optimism.

Overall, Cas and Dylan is an emotionally charged film that makes you feel like you've been on a journey with the characters by the time the end credits roll. It's a film that speaks to the human spirit and reminds us that life is a precious gift to be savored and lived to the fullest.

Cas and Dylan is a 2015 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 30 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7 and a MetaScore of 32.

Cas and Dylan
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    6.7  (2,002)
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