Surprisingly engaging for a 3hr documentary of a person in a car
It's not often with documentaries. But I remember first hearing about this film since last year.
I believe it was initially going to be released in 2021. But it got pushed back.
It's also not common for a documentary film to be 3hrs. That's the situation we're in with this one.
If you're aware of the structure going into the film, you'll naturally think how are they going to make this engaging for that long if at all.
Turns out, with ease.
Seeing this type of film keeps me believing that any content can work when done right. It seems a 3hr documentary that mainly shows an Australian businessman's home commute can be surprisingly entertaining.
The conversations you hear give you interesting stories that develop and you care about. The odd moments of going elsewhere is a nice of change of pace and adds more useful info to the central topic as well as understanding more about that part of the world.
I think humans naturally like hearing in on conversations. It's not just from a nosey perspective. But we like hearing people's stories and lives. That's what makes this work.
I was shocked at how much I liked this. Yes it could be seen as a gimmick. But the content is there for it to work . The duration flew by and there are enough situations developing to keep you interested. I cannot see it working on a small screen though. So I appreciated seeing this at a cinema.