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"It was just a joke, just for fun."
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Lewis starts packing for a trip home for summer break. He is leaving Berkley College and has a plan to get his childhood friend Venna to fall madly in love with him. She goes to another university and he offers to pick her up and drive her home on a road trip for two through scenic routes. However when he is turning in his plane ticket for cash he gets a phone call from his mother. Not only will he have to use his money to buy a car but he has to bail out his trouble-making brother named Fuller as well. To make things even more difficult his brother invites himself on the road trip.

While in Wyoming they stop at a truck stop and Fuller buys a CB radio to ease the tension in the car. He talks to numerous truck drives in a fake hillbilly accent. One truck driver he plays a prank on. He pretends to be a woman and tells the guy to meet him at the motel the boys are staying that night and to bring pink Champagne.

Due to the joke the truck driver rips a mans jaw off and puts him in a coma. When they encounter him again on the CB radio he demands an apology but Fuller refuses. They then believe his is following them when he states they should fix their taillight. They speed off horrified that the trucker might kill them. They stop at a gas station and when a truck pulls up they flee terrified it was the truck driver still following them.

The truck ends up being the manager of the hotel trying to return their credit card they forgot to pick up. Once they receive the credit card the truck driver they had been running from plows into the mangers truck and kills him. Again the two brothers flee trying to get away from the truck driver.

They brothers end up getting Venna and the three of them keep running from the truck driver. At the end when they believe the truck driver to be deceased they find out through the CB radio he actually alive.

Joy Ride is an Mystery, Thriller, Drama movie that was released in 2001 and has a run time of 1 hr 38 min. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6 and a MetaScore of 75.

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| 2001 | 1 hr 38 min | 6.6/10 | 75/100
Steve Zahn, Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Jessica Bowman
John Dahl
Produced By
J. J. Abrams,Chris Moore