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This documentary is about one long night in Alabama of sex, bad decisions, drugs, frat boy behavior, alcohol, adolescent behavior, juvenile behavior, bad behavior, hard living and debauchery. With that said, I was drawn to this film, embarrassingly, like a drive by car wreck.

I'm all for experiencing most things once. I'm happy this film was made though so that I didn't feel the need to experience it live. The story revolves around a large group of friends who choose a New Years Eve to live hard and live rough.

It begins with an endless night of drinking in several bars, accompanied by the ingestion of various drugs. As the night ends and a new day dawns, the group heads to the beach for the annual "Polar Bear Plunge". The group of long term friends join hundreds of others in walking into the freezing water of The Gulf of Mexico in January. Fun, huh?

As if that wasn't enough to celebrate New Years Eve, the guys and one of their girlfriends decide to rent a limo (after a short nap) for continued partying. I mean, who doesn't that make sense to? The limo, piloted by a guy they describe as a meth-head, picks them all up to continue the adventure. They go manically bar-hopping, fighting each other, fighting others, breaking various and sundry laws, both misdemeanor and felonies.... and bonding in a way few friends do.

The group is eventually left in the middle of nowhere in the wee hours of the morning after making redneck, racial comments about the ethnicity of the limo driver and his cousin. They all make it home, fairly intact. The film ends a la Animal House with a quick summation of the lives of the friends post-LIMO RIDE.

This film was interesting, and I'll leave it up to you to arrive at the moral of the story......

Limo Ride will be playing at Thin Line Fest on Thursday, February 19 at 10 p.m. at the Campus Theatre.