I found out about this movie last year. I was intrigued because Geocaching factored into the story as a way to bring the two main characters together. I sat down last night and popped in the DVD. The story was very predictable, misfit falls for pretty girl, pretty girl ignores misfit, girl and boy eventually get together. I laughed a few times and found the movie enjoyable. Would I recommend it, sure, but it’s not a must see kind of movie.
There are a number of recognizable faces in the cast, Rachael Taylor (Transformers), Christopher McDonald, Lea Thompson and Dean Winters. The supporting cast was probably funnier than the main characters. There is a dinner scene that had enough awkwardness to make it quite funny. This movie is not for children. There is a fair amount of profanity and a few sexually suggestive situations.
I wanted to see Splinterheads because of the geocaching connection. There were a variety of cache containers found throughout the movie and they looked quite authentic. The character’s use of the GPS was a little “hollywood” but what can you expect from a movie. There is an underwater cache that I quite liked but you just need to watch a couple of trailers if you want to see it. It would appear that GC.com paid to be a sponsor. The website gets a prominent appearance on screen.
This would be a good movie to watch with some geocaching friends. It might even be neat to create a series of caches similar to those discovered in the movie.