World Traveler

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World Traveler
Worldtraveler.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Bart Freundlich
Written byBart Freundlich
Produced by
  • Tim Perell
  • Bart Freundlich
Starring
Cinematography Terry Stacey
Edited byKate Sanford
Music by Clint Mansell
Distributed by ThinkFilm
Release date
  • 2001 (2001)
Running time
103 minutes
CountriesUnited States
Canada
LanguageEnglish

World Traveler is a 2001 Canadian-American drama film written and directed by Bart Freundlich, and starring Billy Crudup and Julianne Moore. It was screened at the 2001 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Premise

The plot concerns a restless New Yorker named Cal who one day drives off into the open road, leaving his wife and infant son behind, and, along the way, meets a number of unusual characters. [1] The film uses numerous songs by Willie Nelson. [2]

Cast

Production

Filming took place in Alabama, Florida, and the Oregon towns of Pacific City and Enterprise. [3]

Reception

The film has a 34% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes, based on 67 reviews, with an average rating of 4.9/10. The site's critics consensus reads: "Heavy symbolism and an repulsive lead character make World Traveler seem like a long trip". [4]

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References

  1. AllMovie
  2. Holden, Stephen (19 April 2002). "Film in Review; 'World Traveler'". The New York Times . Retrieved 22 June 2014.
  3. "Filmed in Oregon 1908-2015" (PDF). Oregon Film Council. Oregon State Library. Retrieved December 27, 2015.
  4. "World Traveler (2002)". Rotten Tomatoes . Fandango . Retrieved April 9, 2020.