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May 26, 2011
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For those who are about to cherish whatever is left of the summer season, and doing so by means of embarking on a long, uncharted road trip - we salute you with utter totality.

But then again in doing so, one must learn the essentials of road tripping - the sexiest places to go to, the perfect songs to put you in the mood, how to save major money on fuel, and finally, the flicks that will inspire you to pack up and prepare just in case you're still ass-trapped on your chair as rain starts to shower down.

Nonetheless, with the weather ever-changing on a daily basis, the thrill of a road trip becomes all the more exciting. Hype your trip up even more by investing on these road trip flicks below:

Little Miss Sunshine
(2006)

Best watch when you’re: about to embark on a weekend vacay with the family
Sunshine details the story of the Hoover family’s long journey to Redondo Beach, California to fulfill 7-year old Olive’s deepest wish to compete and win in the Little Miss Sunshine pageant. A dysfunctional family consisting of Greg Kinnear, Steve Carrell, Toni Collette and Alan Arkin must deal with each other’s idiosyncrasies along the way.
Road trip moment: When one of the family members died of a heroine overdose, the family smuggles his body out of the hospital and placing it at the back of the van to get to Olive's (Abigail Breslin) pageant in time.



Thelma and Louise (1991)
Best watch when you’re:  riding with your best buddy
Two adult women (Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon) – one a goody-two shoes housewife and the other a single waitress – embark on a road trip to escape from their miserable and troubled lives. Adding complication to their journey is a detective hunting them down to pin them down on a case that involves the killing of a suspected rapist.
Road trip moment: Facing a dead end on a canyon and surrounded by a platoon of cops led by Detective Hal Slocumb (Harvey Keitel), Thelma and Louise decided to fight hard and hit the clutch on their way to freedom – that is, subjective to interpretation.



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WORDS BY MIKEY AGULTO

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