Saturday, 8 August 2015
JOY RIDE 
While traveling the long empty desert roads of Middle America, three college students are hunted down by a mysterious trucker who contacts them on a CB radio and vows to kill them. There's a lot of fun to be had here should you ignore the glaring plot-holes, obvious re-shoots and bizarre stalls in the pacing. There's a 29-minute long alternate ending that fixes a lot of the mistakes in the film but not enough to make Leelee Sobieski's character nothing more than a prop. It should have stayed focused on the two brothers to avoid a lot of the misdirected bumps in the road.
Joy Ride knows it's popcorn but when it wants to push you to the edge of your seat it does a great job at it.
3 bottles of pink champagne out of 5