Best Friends in Distress Quickly Turn on Each Other in “Scenic Route”
January 2, 2014
Best friends Mitchell and Carter are driving through the desert…until their truck breaks down. Unprepared for an overnight stay in the stranded wilderness, they deliberate what to do. Neither know how to fix the vehicle, or have any food or water; no cell service; no one else in sight.
Under severe stress and frustration the best friends begin to bicker and turn on one another. It doesn’t take long for them to both go below the belt as they question one another’s life decisions; ranging from marrying the wrong person for the wrong reasons – giving up on dreams and settling – changing who you are and what you once stood for – and being a completely unrealistic dreamer with near impossible ambitions so that when you fall short of your aspirations you will have a plethora of excuses to hide behind for your chronic failure.
I admit some of these issues really hit home for me. I often wrestle with these same questions. Do you trade in your near impossible dreams in exchange to become a husband, and father and shift all of your focus on your family? Or do you keep the dream alive by continuing to press forward and remain single so you can have the time, energy and focus needed to make your aspirations become a reality? Or can you somehow manage to find a way to juggle both?