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Movie Review – Thunder Road (2018)

Thunder Road, 2018.

Directed by Jim Cummings.

Starring Jim Cummings, Kendal Farr, Nican Robinson, Jocelyn DeBoer, Ammie Leonards, Chelsea Edmundson, Macon Blair and Bill Wise.

Synopsis:

After a very public and embarrassing breakdown at his mother’s funeral, a policeman’s entire life begins to unravel.

It’s not uncommon for a filmmaker to extend their own shorts to feature length. Recent examples include the low-budget horror Lights Out and Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-winning breakout Whiplash, which both began life as shorts. The latest director to make this jump is Jim Cummings, who has turned his prize-winning short Thunder Road into the opening scene of a powerful and affecting feature of the same name.

That opening scene features police officer Jim Arnaud (Cummings) delivering a horrifically bloated and awkward eulogy at his mother’s funeral, culminating in a rendition of the Bruce Springsteen song that gives the film its title. Cummings

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