PRINCE AVALANCHE

BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELL
NOVEMBER 24, 2013

David Gordon Green’s return to form, “Prince Avalanche” sees Paul Rudd and Emilie Hirsch give some of the most dramatic and spot-on performances of their careers, as two men in the backwoods painting yellow dividing lines on an all but abandoned road. With Green’s patented mix of comedy and drama, to which they become the same, his latest film proves that his original work is where his heart lies and the raunchy comedies he’s directed as of late have to be simply a means to an end. With Rudd’s Alvin being a complete lover of nature and Hirsch’s Lance remaining the complete opposite, with a love of sex and human interaction, the dialogue between these two in the middle of nowhere is inherently rich and pithy. The cinematography and musical score become laden with rich environmental undertones and almost a meditative state, adding a deeper layer to the film as a whole. The content of the film screams David Gordon Green and impresses on almost all levels, creating an instant classic and hopefully marking the beginning of this continued renaissance of his former glory.

RELEASE DATE
August 9, 2013

DIRECTOR
David Gordon Green

WRITTEN BY
David Gordon Green

BASED ON
“Either Way”
by Hafsteinn Gunnar SigurĂ°sson

STUDIO
Magnolia Pictures

R
(for some sexual content)

COMEDY
DRAMA

94 minutes

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Tim Orr

COMPOSER
Explosions in the Sky
David Wingo

EDITOR
Colin Patton

CAST
Paul Rudd
Emile Hirsch
Lance Le Gault
Lynn Shelton

PRODUCED BY
Lisa Muskat
Derrick Tseng
Craig Zobel
James Belfer
David Gordon Green

BUDGET
$725,000

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