Movie Review: 'Western'
In Manuel Poirier’s shambling road comedy, the romantically desolate coastal landscape of Brittany is as much a leading character as the Catalonian traveling shoe salesman (Sergi Lopez) who, through movie happenstance, meets up with a scrawny Russian hitchhiker (Sacha Bourdo). The two are unlikely compadres — no Hope and Crosby, just a couple of average guys walking, talking, and looking for the love of good women. But Poirier establishes an attractive, believable friendship between the immigrants. B+