Joy Ride
Joy Ride (2021)

Frenemies and veteran comedians Dana Gould and Bobcat Goldthwait, having learned very little from their near-fatal car accident, get back on the road and journey throughout the American South. The documentary captures the duo as they… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Documentary
Release Date: October 29, 2021
DVD Release Date: October 29, 2021
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Matt Zoller Seitz

A mostly likable effort, but it doesn't quite feel like a self-contained movie with a shape and a discernible point; it's more of a collection of material arranged in a way that more or less makes sense.

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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times

Both comics display the deliciously mischievous timing of old-school club veterans, reeling out outlandish yarns before yanking you back for the kicker.

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Brian Orndorf

It's a charming film with some big laughs.

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Elizabeth Weitzman

This shambly documentary's considerable charms come from its deceptively low-key approach.

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Dan Mecca
The Film Stage

Joy Ride is the perfect example of "less is more." One imagines there could be a three-hour cut of these adventures, but who needs that? This feels like the best bits from the bunch, and Goldthwait is economical in his pacing.

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Danielle Solzman
Solzy at the Movies

It's a short documentary but Joy Ride is the type of comedy film that more studios should be making.

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Joe Leydon

"Goldthwait and Gould prove to be engaging traveling companions offstage and amusing performers in the spotlight throughout "Joy Ride."

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Roger Moore
Movie Nation

Kind of the anti-Chapelle stand-up documentary...there's a warmth and generosity of spirit in their work here.

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