Prince Avalanche (2013) MIFF Film Review


USA 90 mins

It’s the early 1980s. Alvin(Paul Rudd) and his girlfriend’s brother, Lance (Emile Hirsch) are working in the Texas Forest in the aftermath of major bushfires. They are painting lines on the road, affixing cat’s eyes and hammering in sign posts. Then Alvin’s girlfriend dumps him and things go a bit haywire.

Here’s another film where almost nothing happens, a bit like Marvin, Seth and Stanley or Tiger Tail in Blue. Yet I really enjoyed this. I suppose it is that the characters are kooky in a kind-of Anchorman type way, only less over-the-top. The conversations were ridiculous and hilarious and it’s a really fun watch.

Prince Avalanche screens at Greater Union on Thursday, August 1 at 6:30pm and at Greater Union on Sunday, August 11 at 1:30pm. To book tickets, visit

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