• World Traveler (2002)

World Traveler

Release Date: April 19th, 2002

DVD Release Date: January 21st, 2003

R |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

Pensive New York City architect Cal (Billy Crudup) spontaneously abandons his wife and child and sets off in search of what he hopes will be a better life. During a freewheeling road trip across the U.S., Cal meets a string of strangers who find him alternately charming and destructive -- including friendly contractor Carl (Cleavant Derricks) and fellow wanderer Dulcie (Julianne Moore). He also has a distressing meeting with an old friend who questions his morality.

Cast: Billy Crudup, Julianne Moore, Cleavant Derricks, David Keith, James LeGros, Karen Allen, Mary McCormack, Liane Balaban

Director: Bart Freundlich

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Eureka Pictures, Alliance Atlantis Communications, IFC Productions

Distributors: IFC Films, Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc.

Keywords: Wife, New York City, Car, Transformation, 2000s, Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    There are moments of sudden truth in the film; Freundlich, who also made "The Myth of Fingerprints" (1997), about an almost heroically depressed family at Thanksgiving, can create and write characters, even if he doesn't always know where to take them. show more

  • 50
    Boston Globe

    The real seduction Crudup pulls off is that he makes it seem possible that the character hasn't actually done all of these awful things.

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Iridescent as each of the actors is, the result is like a handful of beads without the connecting string. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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