导演: Aaron Woodley
监制: Lee Daniels
编剧: Russell Schaumburg
制作: Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness, Lisa Cortes, Dave Robinson, Damon Dash, Jane Kosek, Tom Heller
制作公司: Smokehouse Entertainment & Lee Daniels Entertainment
发行: Vivendi Entertainment
上映时间: 2009年


评级: R
时长: 99分钟
类型: 剧情
国家: 美国
语言: 英语
颜色: 彩色
音效: Dolby
分级: 美国: R


Adam Rothenberg - Carter Armstrong
Ethan Peck - Ellis Armstrong
Mariah Carey - Krystal
Lance Reddick - Frank
Michelle Harris - Karen
Bill Sage - Roy
Ryan Lynn - Young Carter
Melissa Benoist - Laurel


Carter Armstrong (Adam Rothenberg) and his younger brother Ellis (Ethan Peck) only have each other. They live in the mountains outside Albuquerque, New Mexico, in a trailer home. A discontent cabbie, Carter numbs his existence with alcohol while Ellis photographs the mountains around them. Their lonely lives are shattered when Ellis is diagnosed with acute leukemia, which can only be treated with a bone marrow transplant from a matching donor. After discovering Carter is not a match they decide to return to their childhood home in East Tennessee to find the abusive father from whom they fled many years earlier.

Their journey takes them through Texas where they meet Krystal (Mariah Carey), a local waitress who dreams of becoming a country singer. Fleeing her loveless marriage, Krystal takes pity on the weary brothers and agrees to drive them as far as Nashville.

The trio embark on a fateful road trip - Carter and Ellis in search of a father who may be the only chance of saving the younger brother's life; and Krystal longing to fulfill her musical aspirations. Along their journey, an emotional bond develops amongst the travelers as they cut across state lines, managing to elude Frank (Lance Reddick), Krystal's state trooper husband. Krystal becomes an unlikely guardian angel, watching over Ellis as she and Carter race him to Tennessee to get the care that he needs.

Once they reach Nashville, Ellis's condition continues to deteriorate and Carter is unable to locate their father. Carter's search takes him back through the places, people, and memories of his youth - his days as a star quarterback, his first love, his violent home life.

As unforeseeable events unfold, Ellis's health becomes critical; Carter begins to make peace with his past; and Krystal pursues her musical career.





DVD special features:
Widescreen Version
Interactive Menus
Road to Tennessee Documentary
Dolby Digital 5.1


"A rewarding and moving drama with exceptionally fine performances all around." - Hollywood.com

Mariah Carey, Ethan Peck, and Adam Rothenberg star in this honest and heartwarming journey of self-discovery from producer Lee Daniels (director and producer, Precious). When two very different brothers set out on a road trip to find their estranged father, they're joined by a frustrated young waitress (Carey) with a dream who helps them overcome their painful past, confront the challenges in their futures, and become a family again. Featuring breakthrough performances and Mariah Carey's stirring song "Right to Dream," it's a moving drama about facing the past in order to fine your future.

Vivendi Entertainment and Lee Daniels Entertainment in association with Smokewood Entertainment present
A frild by Aaron Woodley, Adam Rothenberg, Ethan Peck, Mariah Carey, Lance Reddick
'Tennessee' casting by Billy Hopkins, Suzanne Crowley, Kerry Barden and Paul Schnee
Executive Producers: Sarah Siegel-Magness, Gary Magness, Lisa Cortes, Dave Robinson, Damon Dash, Tom Heller, Jane Kosek
Co-Executive Producers: Brad Kaplan, Chris Ridenhour
Co-Produver:Valerie Hoffman
Associate Producers: Asger Hussain, Dureen S. Oliver-Akkinouye
Music Supervisor: A.J. Lambert
Music by Mario Grigoroy
Production Designer: Aidan Leroux
Costume Designer: Deborah Everton
Edited by Steve Edwards
Director of Photography: David Greene CSC
Produced by Lee Daniels
Written by Russell Schaumburg
Directed by Aaron Woodley


Language: English 5.1
Widescreen Version Presented in a "letterbox" widescreen format preserving the "scope" aspect ratio of it's original theatrical exhibition enhanced for widescreen TVs.
99 Mins.


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