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  • Summary: The misadventures begin when Sherman, a young, uptight Ivy-League with an inability to stray from his well-planned “roadmap for success,” finds himself hitching a ride with an eccentric stranger and wash-up, middle-aged former athlete Palmer in order to make it down to Beverly Hills in timeThe misadventures begin when Sherman, a young, uptight Ivy-League with an inability to stray from his well-planned “roadmap for success,” finds himself hitching a ride with an eccentric stranger and wash-up, middle-aged former athlete Palmer in order to make it down to Beverly Hills in time for a prized internship at a high-powered law firm. The two couldn’t be more incompatible. Palmer is a reckless charmer with a zest for life; Sherman is an arrogant snob with a strong sense of entitlement. Palmer is content reliving his past; Sherman is focused solely on his future. Neither is really living in the present. Indeed, the only thing this odd coupler seems to share is the refusal to accept responsibility for their lives. (Starry Night Entertainment) Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. The director, Craig Saavedra, generates surprising warmth from the familiar tropes of the odd-couple road movie. Shooting mostly in the verdant sweep of California's wine country -- and with a superb supporting cast -- he allows Mr. Le Gros room to engage.
  2. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    70
    An agreeable tone and cast make Sherman’s Way go down easy.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark Bell
    60
    Never too dreary, Sherman's Way is a pleasant drama-comedy that's just fun to watch, much like a laid-back drive during the summer; it's not about where you're going, or how you'll get there, but just about how it feels to be in the car driving.
  4. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    40
    It's lost-in-life meets lust-for-life in the reliably regenerative wine country, which means most moviegoers could hand this emotionally stranded odd couple a road map of where they'll be by the closing credits.
  5. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    40
    The film is confidently polished, and thankfully more sweet-tempered than preachy, given that every narrative thread has an underlying theme of social injustice.
  6. 38
    Coming-of-age road trips have rarely been more tedious or predictable.
  7. Unfortunately, this strained comedy relies entirely on clichés and contrivances to tell the story of Sherman.

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