Detour is a 2016 British thriller film written and directed by Christopher Smith. The film stars Tye Sheridan, Stephen Moyer, Emory Cohen, Bel Powley, John Lynch and Gbenga Akinnagbe. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on 20 January 2017 by Magnet Releasing.

Director: Christopher Smith
Writer: Christopher Smith
Stars: Emory Cohen, Tye Sheridan, Stephen Moyer
Genre: Trhiller
Release: USA 16 April 2016 (Tribeca Film Festival) – USA 20 January 2017

Detour (2016) Storyline
Law student and all round good guy, Harper, suspects that his scheming step-father, Vincent, is responsible for the car crash that sent his mother into a coma. Drowning his sorrows one evening in a seedy L.A whiskey bar, Harper is interrupted by a tough looking redneck called Johnny Ray who offers to ‘take care’ of his step-dad for the cool sum of US$20,000. Angry, intent on revenge and fuelled by alcohol, Harper agrees to the deal and spends the rest of his evening downing shots with Johnny Ray. The next morning, Harper awakes to the mother of all hangovers with hazy memory of the previous night’s events. Answering a knock at the front door, he is surprised to find Johnny Ray and his beautiful but distant girlfriend, Cherry, ready and waiting to drive to Vegas to kill Vincent. Harper’s claims that he was drunk and didn’t know what he was doing mean nothing to Johnny Ray who is more threatening than ever in the cold light of day. Harper quickly realises that there is no easy way out; …

Detour (2016) Review
The Detour is an extremely original half-hour comedy by those funny Daily Show alums Jason Jones and Samantha Bee (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee), on TBS. It goes from slapstick to dark comedy and breaks the common taboos of network television: language, drinking, giving teenage son a drink, etc. It is rollickingl funny at times and very reminiscent of National Lampoon’s Vacation. If you, like at least one viewer on Metacritic, become “offended” by “obscenity,” then you won’t like it. But I suggest you stick with it. It is so much better than the endless formula sitcoms on network tv, like Two Broke Girls and their ilk. Highly recommended for the adventurous.

Detour (2016) Trailer

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