(July 3, 2022) Original
July 8, 2022
From IMDb: “Cole Baird has everything – a beautiful wife, successful career, large home, country club membership and expensive toys. Behind the facade, however, is a man trapped by his surroundings and falling ever behind in the pursuit of his life’s dream. Not strong enough to confront his father’s expectations, he left his true love, his best friend and his vision of life in small town America, and set off on a legal career – intent to, one day, return. Now the rising star in Washington social circles, and the youngest Managing Partner in the history of a powerhouse DC law firm, he is given the choice – continue the path of success in a life to which he never aspired, or return to the community that raised him. The Road to Galena is a touching story of one man’s quiet desperation giving way to fulfillment; a story that motivates us to travel our own roads toward a more meaningful life.”
Poster Rating: C+
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Review: While the background is rather dull, the inversion of settings is thematically fitting, which gives it some measure of style.
Trailer Rating: C
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Review: Watching this trailer, it’s impossible not to see this as something of a male-dominant version of the traditional Lifetime movie about a man who returns to his home town and falls in love, except this trailer doesn’t deal much with love, but with the almost absurd notion that someone who has made a success of himself would want to give all of that up. The trailer does posit why this is the case, but it feels like a dully cheesy attempt in the end.