• Tennessee (2009)


Release Date: June 4th, 2009

DVD Release Date: January 26th, 2010

R |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

Years after escaping the clutches of his alcoholic father, cabdriver Carter (Adam Rothenberg) hears that Ellis (Ethan Peck), the brother he has raised as a son, has leukemia. In desperate need of a suitable bone-marrow donor, Carter and Ellis set off on a solemn drive from New Mexico to Knoxville, Tenn., in hopes of finding their errant father. Along the way, the two befriend truck-stop waitress Krystal (Mariah Carey), who joins them on the road -- with her own dark past in hot pursuit.

Cast: Adam Rothenberg, Ethan Peck, Mariah Carey, Lance Reddick, Ryan Lynn, Michele Harris, Bill Sage, Melissa Benoist

Director: Aaron Woodley

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Father, Escape, Growing up, Moving, Brother, Quest, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 25
    New York Post

    A twist ending does nothing to make the previous 85 minutes interesting. show more

  • 63
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Tennessee is drenched in melancholy, a trip through a tunnel of pain illuminated by a lone ray of light at the end. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News

    The good news for Carey is that she gets to prove she's a pretty decent actress after all. The bad news, of course, is that she's done it in a movie no one has any other reason to see. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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