Thunder Road

Thunder Road
  • 2018
  • US
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jim Cummings
  • Cast: Jim Cummings, Kendal Farr, Nican Robinson, Macon Blair, Jocelyn DeBoer, Chelsea Edmundson, Ammie Leonards, Bill Wise

Jim Arnaud (Cummings) is a cop struggling with grief after his mother’s death, who’s also dealing with a messy divorce and custody battle. Cummings’ debut feature as writer-director-star is a raw and excruciatingly funny portrait of masculinity and parenthood, as Jim tries to provide a life for his daughter (Farr). Remarkable.

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Thunder Road

27 May 20195 stars

Emotionally raw and excruciatingly funny portrait of a flailing cop, from debut director Jim Cummings

Bruce Springsteen's songs capture the hope, disappointment and sorrow of the American Dream in one fell swoop; Jim Cummings' stirring debut feature not only references the singer's 1975 working-class anthem in its title, it plays out as a passionate…

Jim Cummings on Thunder Road: 'Once I understood who Jim was, I wondered; how can we put him through heaven and hell?'

21 May 2019

Cummings discusses his American comedy-drama which he has directed, written and stars in

It's a cliché of screenplay development that a writer should take the best bits of their story, cram them into the first ten minutes, and then write eighty more with the same high quality. It worked for Jim Cummings, who wrote, directed and starred in…

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