A beer stop, however, allows gun-wielding ex-con Jake to hijack the youths and their vehicle. More yelling ensues, with Jim imagining some sort of kinship with Jake (well, they are both aggressive and obnoxious), while Ted and Lee-Ann more logically anticipate the worst.
Adam Barken wrote his original stage script at the age of 19, which partly explains but doesn’t fully excuse matters. If it had the slightest sense of humor, pic could have passed as a sort of collegiate David Mamet spoof: This movie may set an all-time record for spoken “f–k”s, and maybe “faggot” too. Actors are OK under the one-dimensional character circumstances, but apart from some late violence, virtually nothing happens beyond brain-numbing, abrasive talk.
Editing tries to maintain interest, to little avail; exterior shots are few, and those within the car clearly studio-bound.