There are amusing moments, usually thanks to often-deadpan drivers: "Oh, there is a duck," a man says after a mallard vs. windshield encounter. "We are sailing," says another to his passenger, after they have driven, apparently unharmed, into a river. "That's what I need," another driver sighs in exasperation. Is someone blocking the box? Nope: Bear in the road.
"The Road Movie" isn't all street-level excitement, though. At one point, we get to see and hear two young women attempt to figure out how to install an already-recording camera. That's pretty exhilarating.
It's easy to compare the film to YouTube content, but that's unfair. When you watch YouTube, for example, you don't have to be wearing pants, and you can make your own popcorn. The few bursts of excitement and humor found along the way just aren't enough to make "The Road Movie" worth the trip.