Road movies tend to rely heavily on vivid scenery and the banter sparked by a long, intimate trip; this comedy from writer-director Shana Feste (Country Strong) succeeds on the first count but fails on the second. An emotionally stunted divorcee (Vera Farmiga), her bright but trouble-prone son (Lewis MacDougall), and her elderly father (Christopher Plummer), a career criminal who claims he’s dying, cruise the glittering Pacific coastline as they drive from Seattle to Los Angeles. The father’s chicanery is the brightest spot in a screenplay that makes the heroine a shrill stooge for everyone else’s agenda as the protagonists bicker their way to self-discovery and mutual regard.