Two longtime friends battle mid-life crisis by quitting their jobs and opening a bowling alley/pizzeria in their small hometown.
"The sort of movie a lot of us need right now." -VARIETY
"Walks a gorgeous line between pathos and comedy... having more to say about depression, anxiety, art, friendship and love than any dozen movies I've seen in the theater this year." -SOURCE WEEKLY
...definitely a prime contender for the feel-good movie of the year.
- Addison Wylie, Wylie Writes
To put it simply — and, yes, gratefully — 'Phoenix, Oregon' is the sort of movie a lot of us need right now.
- Joe Leydon, Variety
A warm and hopeful coming-of-middle-age tale.
- John Defore, The Hollywood Reporter
An ode to small-town joys.
- Devika Girish, New York Times
A young man pursues his childhood dream to play baseball but struggles to make his Jr. College team. A hilarious, inspiring comedy about Calvin's journey and the people who love him most.
"Steve Zahn gives a career-best performance in this low-key gem. Lundgren's screenplay beautifully juggles the story's alternately comic and poignant elements and renders all three main characters with surprising depth." -HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Living in a retirement community and estranged from her family, Marie escapes down the Redwood Highway. If she can walk the 80 miles, she’ll get to revisit the ocean of her past and attend her grand-daughter’s wedding.
"A low-key charmer with a large-souled performance at its center. Knight manages to be alternately feisty, astringent, stubborn... almost all of the performances achieve perfect pitch, a tribute to Lundgren’s direction." -HOLLYWOOD REPORTER