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Going on a road trip always sounds like a fun and spontaneous thing to do in the movies, but a logistical nightmare if you try to do it IRL. Who’s gonna drive? Where are you gonna stay? Who gets the aux cord? Do you pack snacks and sandwiches or pray your favorite fast food joint is on the way? Wait.. gas is how much right now? If your urge to run away from home and go on an adventure keeps getting clouded by those pesky worries, better leave it to the professionals (fictional characters, natch) and live vicariously through a good-old-fashioned road trip movie.
All a road trip movie needs is a journey. It’s a pretty simple genre. Your main character, or characters, must embark on some kind of trek and be changed by what happens along the way instead of what happens when they get there. These movies don’t need a destination, honestly. They don’t even need wheels. It’s not about that. Some of the best road trip movies are about walking. See for yourself…
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