Adopt a Highway

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Russ Millings has just been released from prison after serving 21 years for a 3rd strike conviction for possessing an ounce of marijuana. As he tries to adapt to a world he doesn't recognize including trying to learn how to use the internet he finds an abandoned baby in a dumpster behind the fast food restaurant where he works as a dishwasher. Unsure of what to do, and caught between impulses of kindness and panic, Russ soon realizes this could be his chance at redemption.


  • Ethan Hawke
  • Elaine Hendrix
  • Chris Sullivan
  • Christopher Heyerdahl
  • Betty Gabriel
  • Diane Gaeta
  • Anne-Marie Johnson
  • Mo McRae
  • Chris Williams
  • Nate Mooney

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Nov 1, 2019

The look of buried terror and resentment in Hawke's eyes tells the deeper story. Still, Adopt a Highway wanders (Ella is just the first chapter) and the redemption narrative isn't so much heavy-handed as it is super-imposed.

Metacritic review by Sheila O'Malley
Sheila O'Malley
Mar 12, 2019

Marshall-Green’s directorial debut is an intriguing story centered on a flawed protagonist, and with more polishing in the second half of the film it could have really sailed.

Metacritic review by Candice Frederick
Candice Frederick