On The Road, Somewhere
Available May 23, 2017 on DVD
On The Road, Somewhere starts with 3 friends; Oliver (Arnold Martínez), Moises (Javier Grullón), and Hemingway (Victor Alfonso) planning a road trip around the Dominican Republic.
Oliver’s main objective of this trip is to say goodbye to his girlfriend before she leaves for New York. Hemingway is trying to get away from his family and become a writer, even though being a writer is frowned upon in their society. Lastly, we have Moises, who is the photographer of the group. He loves photography and is on a quest to capture the perfect picture before starting his career in engineering. This “tripod” encounters a lot of interesting people that help them grow along their adventure. The ones that we get to meet are a famous photographer, a lustful artist, and a hitchhiker from Haiti. On top of the interesting people that this group gets to meet, their constant car trouble causes them to keep changing their travel plans. This journey they’re on could be their last hurrah…
This movie did a great job portraying what a road trip with friends is like. We have been on a lot of road trips together and just like Oliver, Moises, and Hemingway, we also have plenty of teasing, talks about girls, and are constantly trying to stay out of trouble. There are always interesting people to meet and crazy situations that occur when you go on these adventures. On The Road, Somewhere portrayed that extremely well. They also did an excellent job capturing the beauty of the Dominican Republic. There are a few questions left unanswered at the end of the movie, but really, our biggest complaint would be that we were only able to be apart of the group’s journey for a little over an hour. Just when we feel we are getting to know the main characters, the movie is over. It’s very easy to see why this movie won “Best Feature Film” at the 2015 Miami International Film Festival. By the end of this trio’s enlightening adventure, they had us counting down the days until our next road trip… and it can’t come soon enough!
Reel ROB Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Post Credits Scene: No