The Art of TravelDirector: Thomas Whelan
A man who planned to marry his high school sweetheart, buy a house with a white picket fence, and raise a family kisses his dreams of suburban bliss goodbye in order to travel through a hundred mile section of Central and South American jungle known as the Darien Gap in this adventure starring Christopher Masterson, Brooke Burns, Johnny Messner, and James Duval.
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- Alchemy / Millennium
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Cast & Crew
|Christopher Kennedy Masterson||Conner Layne|
|Maria Conchita Alonso||Actor|
|Steve Bartek||Score Composer|
|Robert J. Costano||Executive Producer|
|Kyle Dean Jackson||Producer|
|Robert Lazo||Executive Producer|
|Christopher Kennedy Masterson||Producer|
1. Main Titles [2:50]
2. Never Blend In [13:48]
3. Poor Man's Shower [14:44]
4. No Speeches [8:15]
5. Hack and Slash [7:29]
6. Demoralizing [9:08]
7. Fields of Green [7:34]
8. Future Plans [8:44]
9. Campfire [7:23]
10. Keeping Warm [8:36]
11. Change of Plans [8:53]
12. End Credits [3:07]
English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
English 2.0 Stereo
The Art of Travel
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You don't have to be a traveler to love the adventure/romance "The Art of Travel," but you must want to know how bad days can make lemonade out of lemons. "The Art of Travel" begins with groom-to-be Conner Layne "Christopher Masterson" examining his choices in life while at the alter with his Bride-to-be. This is the hook for Conner's soul searching adventure as he embarks on his honeymoon by himself, switching his ticket from the tame waters of Cancun for Managua Nicaragua. This 9 week journey through Central America leaves him robbed, broke, but with a cultural group of new friends nobody could ever forget. In Panama he meets Chris Loren "Johnny Messner" and his wife Darlene"Brooke Burns" who are looking for one more traveler to join their expedition to cross The Darien Gap - a swath of jungle betwen Panama & Columbia where no roads exist and conditions turn from benign to deadly in a matter of seconds. Their master plan is to break a World Record by driving a Jeep through this dangerous part of the world. Conner finds himself on board for the 369 day trip with six other foreign travelers who are seeking the fruit of adventure, battling heavy rain, deadly switchbacks, swollen rivers,bugs,revolutionaries and a few practical jokes. Picking up where most movies of the genre fail to go, "The Art of Travel" leaves a message that life is an adventure and instead of deep philosophy and overwhelming drama we should just "relax, have a beer and see what happens next," effectively expressed by Conner's dad "Ernie Lively". Where "The Beach" examines that utopian travel is impossible, "Art of Travel" suggests that if you set a goal anything is possible. Where other movies of its kind ravish in the importance of what travel does for nation building, Art wants nothing more than to convey the value of friendship and cultural exeptance and internal experience towards one's self, avoiding at any point the need to go in the direction of "Lord of the Flies" or the dark places of humanity. Instead "The Art of Travel" celebrates the twists and turns that are often unexpected. Shot on location in five countries: U.S, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru and Bolivia, with a stunning sequence at Machu Picchu, The photography in this movie lends itself to the meaning of arm chair travel. The home theater going experience will be a mental vacation you have been craving all summer. At least it was for me. Christopher Masterson does a terrific job as the weary Conner Layne who learns the importance of trusting his own instincts. Johnny Messner and Brooke Burns give excellent support performances with a great bill of actors that include Maria Conchita Alonso, Bijou Phillips, Ernie Lively, James Duval, Jake Muxworthy, Shalim Ortiz, Alexandra Breckenridge and newcomer Angelika Baran. Have your passport to wanderlust ready for a good night of old fashioned entertainment.
I feel lucky enough to have caught this film on the big screen while playing at the Cinequest Film Festival. I've been waiting for it to come out on DVD since March - and if you're a lover of travel, adventure, comedy, and romance - this film will be right up your alley! I've always been a huge fan of Christopher Masterson (I love Malcolm in the Middle) and in this film he delievers the goods as Conner Layne. After the screening the filmmakers told the audience that the adventures of Conner Layne will continue on an even bigger scale - so don't miss out on this film!
when you hear the title you can't help but think this film is a documentary but not even close. It's a feature film about a teenager becoming a while traveling the world. The film doesn't take itself very seriously and it doesn't try to preach any deep meaningful message. The only message at the end of the film the audience gets out of it is go out and see the world and see how it's affects you as a human being. Great fun cast to watch and it's entertaining and interesting. Sure there are a couple scene where you have to look the other way when it comes to plausable but you like the characters so much it's easy to do so. Christopher Masterson finally does an independent I like. I'm a huge fan of & quot Malcolm of the Middle& quot and since the show ended I've been looking out for Masterson and in this film he is awesome! If you have a kid around the age of 17 to 23 who seems lost in life- make them watch this film and I have a feeling theyll get something out of it! if you're an adult who ant to travel the world but needsa a little push then watch this film and the next day you'll be booking flights to a foreign country someplace!
I was captivated by the idea behind this movie, and later I really grew to love the movie. It had a great blend of humor, action, drama and romance. I recommend everyone see this movie, if for no other reason than to realize that living like this (as a travel junkie) is a possibility and people do it all over the world, enveloping themselves in other cultures and learning new things everyday!