At Any Price was marketed as a father-son drama about their different conflicts regarding the personal careers of both characters (Dennis Quaid & Zac Efron). It is quite such but in regards, both the characters having different aspirations. Quaid wants to be a successful family farm owner while Efron wants to be a professional race car driver. The movie is rather odd is some parts and not as touching or sensitive as lead to believe. With not very likable characters (especially Dennis Quaid) who mails in another performance, and Efron's character of being disrespectful to those in his corner.
The best parts about the film were those featuring Zac Efron with the racing stunts, as this was the better plot and should have been the main focus, instead of Dennis Quaid and his corrupt seed farming/internally business. Things that were in question were a scene where Efron crashes his car into a tree (accidentally- driving in a cropfied) then is sent to a hospital. Later once he comes out of the hospital, he suddenly doesn't want to become a Nascar driver anymore and decides to quit (this was leading up to a scene after he had a bad turnout at a race). Overall, it was a very weird and off switch for the character, where we first see his keen aspirations of becoming a great race car driver then one bad finish and an accident causes a quit of his dream.
The ending last 20 minutes or so (once his character 'accidentally' kills the rival) is quite something. The thought process and characters of both Quaid and Efron didn't seem as real people, and in the very end, the truth was never set free by either character. The film just ends. Poor ending but it was understood as the writers possibly didn't want to drag on. Though another 10-15 minutes could have worked. All together, At Any Price is quite a forgettable drama with little to nothing to prove that we have not seen before.
At Any Price
At Any Price
In the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious Henry Whipple wants his rebellious son Dean to help expand his family's farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional race car driver. When a high-stakes investigation into their business is exposed, father and son are pushed into an unexpected crisis that threatens the family's entire livelihood.
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