High Road (2011) Red Band Trailer
The red band trailer for High Road.
Fitz thinks he has the road to life figured out; has a cute girlfriend named Monica (Abby Elliot), he’s a drummer in a mildly successful band ‘T.O.R.EAGLE’, and he follows his own stoner dogma about how reality is supported by the connections of three basic things, which he conveniently dubbed ‘The Triangle Theory.’ When he’s not selling weed, Fitz finds himself ‘mentoring’ a 16-year-old high school slacker, Jimmy (Dylan Obrien) and the two bond over gaming and jam sessions in Fitz’s garage. Here, Fitz doesn’t have to face all the adult responsibilities he’s avoiding, and Jimmy doesn’t have to worry about being yelled at by his hard-ass father James Malone Sr. (Rob Riggle). However, Fitz’s life comes to a crash when his band mates Tommy (Zach Woods) and Richie (Matt Jones) announce they’re quitting the band. Fitz declares that he will dedicate his time to his ill-fated Rock Opera, but instead just smokes and deals more weed. Monica’s career gets a boost when her creepy boss Barry (Ed Helms) pressures her to take it to the next level. Meanwhile, one of Fitz’s pot deals goes awry, and in a state of paranoia, decides to go “on the lam.” Scrambling to ditch his supplies, Fitz runs into Jimmy who is also running away from being enrolled into military school. When Malone Sr. arrives and grabs Jimmy, Fitz knocks him out and they escape to Oakland. Believing his son has been kidnapped; Malone turns to his incredibly incompetent and earnest friend Peter Fogerty (Joe LoTruglio). Fogerty fancies himself as an expert detective, but can barely manage the Police Academy gym. While trying to speak honestly Fogerty whips Malone Sr. into a frenzy by convincing him they only have 24 hours to find Jimmy or else he could be raped or killed or both!
With Car chases, guns, broken bones, sassy cabbies, a creepy doctor (Horatio Sanz) and a hooker, Fitz and Jimmy’s quest to find the “High Road” is a lesson to be learned; the road less traveled is filled with pot holes! In the end, Fitz must choose between the three things he loves the most; 1) His recently pregnant girlfriend, 2) his really bad rock-opera, and 3) selling weed.
Directed by Matt Walsh, High Road blends the subtle heart of recent small comedies like Cyrus, while at the same time delivering huge laughs like in The Hangover. High Road includes a cast of the some the best improvisers in the world straight from the Upright Citizen’s Brigade, and a host of up and coming stars!
- Posted: April 19, 2011
- Director: Matt Walsh
- Writer: Matt Walsh
- Studio: Independent
- Release: 2011
- Cast: James Pumphery, Abby Elliot, Dylan O'brien
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