The Go-Getter Poster

Release Date: June 6th, 2008

DVD Release Date: October 21st, 2008

R|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
Mercer (Lou Taylor Pucci), distraught after his mother's death, steals a car from a car wash in Oregon. He flees the state, bound for California, in search of his estranged half brother, Arlen (Jsu Garcia). Shortly into Mercer's journey, a cell phone rings inside the stolen car; it turns out that both the phone and the car belong to Kate (Zooey Deschanel). But, instead of calling the police, Kate and Mercer build a relationship through a series of long talks over the course of his road trip.

Cast: Lou Taylor Pucci, Zooey Deschanel, Jena Malone, William Lee Scott, Nick Offerman, Judy Greer, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Jsu Garcia

Director: Martin Hynes

Genres: Comedy drama

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Director-writer Martin Hynes shapes his first movie into something emotionally truthful, painfully funny and vibrantly alive. It's a near-perfect road movie, since you don't want the ride to end. show more

  • The sort of quirky independent comedy that strives for hipness but ultimately just feels contrived and derivative. show more

  • The enchanting voice on the phone, who delightfully shows up in person halfway through, belongs to Zooey Deschanel. In real life, she hooked up with the composer of the lively score, M. Ward, to create the pop duo She & Him. show more

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