Watch: Joy Ride 2001 123movies, Full Movie Online – College student Lewis decides to drive across the country to see Venna, a friend who doesn’t know that Lewis is interested in her romantically. Unfortunately for his plans, Lewis gets saddled with his raucous-spirited older brother, Fuller, whose on-the-road pranks get the brothers and Venna sucked into a nightmare when a psychopathic truck driver takes offense..
Plot: Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.
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Pretty intense thriller
The idea of this movie is actually pretty good; two teenagers do a prank call on a CB radio, but the prank turns on them. Most teenagers have probably been in a situation where they themselves made a prank call. At the very least, everyone knows about it. The film has some excellent shocks throughout the movie, and all of the ‘thrilling’ sequences are very intense, sometimes bordering on the extreme. The plot is pretty good, even pretty original, as far as I know. The acting is good enough. The characters are believable and their actions are understandable, most of the time. The movie has some very good cinematography and some pretty good cinematic effects. The ending, though a bit far-fetched, was the perfect way to end it, in my opinion. I couldn’t have imagined a better way to end it. I recommend this to pretty much any teen who enjoys thrillers, especially the ones who like to relate to the theme and plot. Nearly every teenager in the world can in some way relate to at least one of the main characters in this film. 7/10
One helluva ride
Joy Ride is a helluva movie. Basically an homage to Stephen Spielberg’s 1971 made-for-TV classic Duel, it’s the story of three young people being terrorized by a malevolent trucker.
On his way to pick up his girlfriend from college, Lewis Thomas (Paul Walker) stops to bail his loser brother Fuller (Steve Zahn) out of jail. They pass the time by taunting a trucker on their CB radio. Of course the trucker turns out to be a psycho who terrorizes them until they finally think they’ve appeased him by offering him their abject apologies. But once Lewis and Fuller pick up Lewis’ girlfriend (Leelee Sobieski), things start right up again with increased intensity, and the realization that this isn’t just any trucker. A sense of the uncanny and possibly the supernatural starts to pervade the film. The tension is cranked up until by the end I was literally gritting my teeth and squirming in my seat.
This movie is smart, well directed, and scary as hell. My only complaint is that I really wanted Steve Zahn’s character to die. Highly recommended. ***1/4/****
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 37 min (97 min)
Genre Action, Mystery, Thriller
Director John Dahl
Writer Clay Tarver, J.J. Abrams
Actors Steve Zahn, Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski
Country United States
Awards 5 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length 2,530 m (Italy)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Super 35
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)