Off Topic — Interesting Movie
A story of adventure and humanity in the American heartland, The Bikes of Wrath follows five Australian friends as they attempt to cycle 2,600 kilometres from Oklahoma to California in honour of John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Grapes of Wrath.
Travelling through rural towns and communities of Middle America, the group seeks to understand how the country has changed since the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s, exploring the wealth gap, religion, immigration and the American Dream.
Free if on Amazon Prime, $$ otherwise 🙁
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I think this is still on-topic! It’s bikes and people riding them 🙂
I watched this some time ago when it was on our version of PBS, and to be honest, just thought it was okay. I don’t really remember why now, but I think I didn’t relate to it all that much because the bikes were just means to an end. The guys weren’t cyclists in their normal lives and so it didn’t really capture the joy of riding and the freedom of the road that I love. I like themed rides, but it never really seemed like they liked the riding bit all that much. Or maybe it was something else? I can’t remember now! Thanks for sharing – I’m sure some people will enjoy it a lot (I did look to see if it was still available for free on ABC Iview, but it isn’t.).
Looks interesting, Rich! I’ll see if I can get it.