Road trip movies have been a part of film since the beginning. From Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in their Road to… films, to Thelma & Louise, Planes, Trains, & Automobiles, Due Date, Road Trip, Euro Trip, and more, the road trip movie can be filled with conflict, wacky adventures, and self-discovery. Comedy road movies tend to shove opposites together for maximum comedic conflict, while dramas veer toward a more introspective, change-centered tone.
Sky presents the latter style of road movie, with our hero Romy (Diane Kruger) taking a rather rocky journey toward her own pathway toward renewal and personal evolution. She’s a French woman who finds herself alone in the United States, a woman doing what she can to live life to the fullest even when things seem bleakest. For the bulk of the story, Romy is on the road by herself and for herself.
Romy’s newfound freedom is a catalyst for the change she has so desperately needed in her life after years in a lifeless marriage. It is through her travels, the people she meets, and her uniquely American experiences that she begins to realize who she truly is as a human being and as a woman.
Along the way, she meets an array of characters that invite this wandering stranger into their lives and even into their hearts. Will Romy find the kind of life and love she has been yearning for?
With a solid supporting cast that includes Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Lou Diamond Phillips (Longmire), Lena Dunham (Girls), and Joshua Jackson (Dawson’s Creek), Sky delivers a powerful message that it’s never too late to start your life anew no matter they circumstances you find yourself in.
Sky is available now on DVD.
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