Mojave Phone Booth

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  • NR
  • 2006
  • 1 hr 28 min
  • 5.5  (287)

In the Mojave Desert, there is a lone phone booth that has become something of a legend. Known to locals as the "Loneliest Phone Booth in the World," it sits at the foot of a mountain and is the only communication lifeline for miles around. In the 2006 movie, "Mojave Phone Booth," four strangers from different walks of life come together as they seek the phone booth for different reasons.

Beth (Annabeth Gish) is a recently divorced woman who is trying to start a new chapter in her life. She stumbles upon the phone booth while on a road trip and becomes intrigued by its legend. She is not sure why, but she feels drawn to the booth and decides to stay nearby.

Robert (Steve Guttenberg) is a pompous and self-centered Hollywood producer who is seeking inspiration for his latest project. He too has heard of the phone booth and sees it as a perfect location for his next film. He heads out to the desert with his assistant, Scott (Kevin Rahm), in tow.

Alexandra (Christine Elise) is an artist who is going through a creative block. She hears about the phone booth from a local and is inspired by the idea of the booth being a place where people can connect with each other. She decides to leave her life behind and head to the desert, hoping to find some artistic inspiration.

Gary (Richard Riehle) is a truck driver who uses the phone booth to check in with his wife while driving through the desert. He has become a bit of a regular at the booth and is surprised to find others there when he pulls up.

As the four strangers converge on the phone booth, they become entangled in an unexpected journey of self-discovery. Each of them is seeking something different, but they all find that the booth holds a mysterious power that draws them in.

The movie is a slow-burn thriller that explores the power of human connection, the isolation of modern life and the mystical nature of the desert. It plays with the concept of fate and how seemingly random events can change the course of our lives.

The performances are top-notch, with Annabeth Gish leading the way as the emotionally raw, but resilient Beth. Steve Guttenberg is a standout as the egocentric Robert, playing the role with enough charm and humor to make the character both likable and unlikable at the same time.

At its core, "Mojave Phone Booth" is a meditation on the meaning of life and the importance of human connection. It explores the power of communication and how even the smallest connection can have a profound impact on our lives.

The movie was directed by John Putch and written by Larry Ketron. It was based on the true story of a phone booth in the Mojave Desert that became a phenomenon in the 1990s, known for its ability to connect people from all over the world.

Overall, "Mojave Phone Booth" is a quirky and engaging movie that offers a unique perspective on the human experience. It's a must-watch for anyone who enjoys thought-provoking movies with strong performances and an unexpected twist.

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    5.5  (287)