Duchovny and Forbes want to travel across the US to California stopping at famous murder sites along the way - they're planning a book; he's writing the words and she's taking the pictures. To help finance the trip they advertise for someone to share driving and split gas money - they get the more than slightly psychotic Pitt and his childlike girlfriend Lewis. As they make their way across the country trying to make sense of violent murders by visiting where they took place, they are unaware that they have their own serial killer in the back seat.
There are some genuinely tense moments. The central performances are very good - Pitt is almost unrecogniseable and although Duchovny's character looks and, for the most part, sounds exactly like Fox Mulder, his initial fascination and eventual disgust with violence is well played out.
This is a very violent film but if you like thrillers and don't mind a bit of gore and bad language then you should enjoy it as much as I did.
I remember that watching this film sparked off my interest of Pitt as a credible actor. I have since watched all of his films, and I now consider him to be one of my fave male actors of modern cinema.
A good performance from all four lead roles, combined with good directing and nice cinematography make this a...
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A fabulous film that shows just what a talented director can do with a well-chosen cast, a great script, and a simple plot line.