Go Further Review
By Christopher Null
Noted environmentalist/vegetarian Woody Harrelson takes a road trip with his unabashed hippie friends in Go Further, a crude documentary that follows his crew from Oregon (via bikes and a bio-diesel bus) to southern California, proselytizing all the while.
Nothing wrong with that, but the film is so riddled with cliches and old information that it's hard to muster much interest in the cause or, by extension, enthusiasm for the "film."
Lessee... There's yoga on the side of the road. A cake made out of avocado. A visit to Ken Kesey (indicating how long ago this was shot: Kesey died in 2001). Bulger burgers. Hacky sack. Natalie Merchant singing. A run-in with the cops during a sit-in. You name it, this hippie flick has it!
The most tired part of the film involves hanger-on Steve, who starts out a "junk food addict" and smoker and ends up living clean by the end of the trip. A dream sequence has animated junk food swirling around his sleeping head. And the absurd chant he ends up with -- "Say no to corn dogs!" -- makes you really, really want to eat a corn dog.
Plenty of extras on the DVD. Don't think about how unenvironmental DVDs are when you watch it.
Facts and Figures
In Theaters: Friday 7th March 2003
Distributed by: Abramorama Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes: 59%
Fresh: 17 Rotten: 12
Cast & Crew
Starring: Woody Harrelson as Himself, Ken Kesey as Himself, Tom Ballanco as Himself, Jessica Chung as Herself, Steve Clark as Himself, Sonia Farrell as Herself, Michael Franti as Himself, Rob Heydon as Himself, Joe Hickey as Himself, Anthony Kiedis as Himself, Joe E. Lewis as Himself, Renee Loux Underkoffler as Herself, Billy Martin as Himself, Dave Matthews as Himself, John Medeski as Himself, Natalie Merchant as Herself, Bob Weir as Himself, Chris Wood as Himself