Zac Efron is still in the process of going from teen heartthrob to fully fledged adult movie star. He’s had some success but hasn’t really done enough yet to secure his place on the a-list. While The Paperboy wasn’t well received, he got some good notices and now he’s got another proper grown up role in At Any Price from Goodbye Solo and Man Push Cart director Ramin Bahrani.
At Any Price follows a family farming business in the American Midwest. Dennis Quaid plays Henry Whipple, a life-long farmer who wants to pass the farm that has been in his family for generations on to his son, Dean (Efron). Unfortunately the son has no interest in agriculture and instead wants to become a race car driver. When the company business suddenly finds itself under investigation, however, the pressure that exists between the father and his boy threatens to explode.
The movie got good reviews on the festival circuit and will his US cinemas in April, although no UK date is set yet. [Read more…]