Quest-for-the-truth road trip movies are a dime a dozen, really. But there’s enough in Lawrence Sher’s directorial debut Bastards to keep the intrigue level high.
Sher knows a thing or two about the genre, having worked as cinematographer on Paul and Due Date, and he’s gotta extra comedy chops from doing the same job on The Hangover trilogy and I Love You, Man. He’s also got a great cast at his disposal, with Bastards starring Ed Helms, Owen Wilson, Glenn Close, J.K. Simmons, Kate Aselton, Ving Rhames, Katt Williams, and even Terry Bradshaw. And as the trailer above previews, Justin Malen’s script doesn’t seem half bad either.
Bastards finds twins Kyle (Wilson) and Peter (Helms) suddenly learning their mother (Close) has been lying to them for years about their father. He’s not dead, and in fact, she’s not even sure who he is. So the two head out on the road to try and track down their biological legacy, putting them face-to-face with potential parents like former football star Bradshaw and the hot-headed Roland Hunt (Simmons). Along the way, they learn more about their mother than they’d ever wanted to (as Rhames’ character says, “The woman was like a dick whisperer”).
Check out the trailer above.