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Film review: Prince Avalanche (15)

David Gordon Green, 94mins. Starring: Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch

Prince Avalanche is an absurdist comedy drama about two oddballs in remotest Texas woodlands whose job is to paint yellow lines on the road after a massive forest fire.

The youthful and very horny Lance (Emile Hirsch) yearns for girls and nightclubs. The more earnest Alvin (Rudd), who goes out with Lance's sister, is busy learning German for a planned trip aboard.

The film was inspired by a cult Icelandic movie, Either Way, but with its deadan humour and self-consciously lyrical treatment of nature it plays like a more comic version of Kelly Reichardt's rural yarn Old Joy.