'Boundaries' and Wild Road Trips with Shana Feste and Peter Fonda

‘Boundaries’ and Wild Road Trips with Shana Feste and Peter Fonda

Posted by June 29, 2018 Comment

Boundaries is based on the real relationship between writer/director Shana Feste and her father. It may not be the healthiest of things to base a film on, but it clearly served as a form of therapy for Feste.

Boundaries – Courtesy Sony Pictures Classics

It also boasts quite an impressive cast including Bates Motel’s Vera Farmiga as Laura, a single mother driving her son Henry (A Monster Call’s Lewis MacDougall), and father, Jack (Christopher Plummer), across the country. Plummer spends the trip unloading a batch of weed he’s acquired. Some of his friends/customers include Back to the Future’s Christopher Lloyd, Easy Rider’s Peter Fonda, and Ant-Man and The Wasp’s Bobby Cannavale. Okay, well, the last one is technically less of a friend and more Laura’s ex-husband and Henry’s father.

It’s fun to watch Plummer, Lloyd, and Fonda play. You can tell they agreed to do the film just to reunite and hang out. Farmiga is a smidge neurotic (the role calls for it), and it can be grating. If you’ve got boundary issues of your own, this might hit a little too close to home for you.

However, the family dynamics in the film ring true. While it might not be a perfect film, there are moments that are truly enjoyable.

I sat down with Feste and Fonda to ask them about their film, the best road trip they’ve ever taken (how Fonda got away with it is a proper miracle), and their inspiration.

(Last Updated June 29, 2018 7:46 pm )

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