Release Date: April 7th, 2006 (AMC Empire 25) by THINKFilm.
Directed by Tom Caltabiano.
BASIC PREMISE: A documentary about Ray Romano’s eight-day comedy tour through the South.
ENTERTAINMENT VALUE: If you’re not a fan of Ray Romano, you’ll be undeniably bored by 95 Miles to Go because Romano is in every scene. The question that remains is whether or not there is any entertainment for his fans as he travels between each venue. Unfortunately, not much happens to him along the way that would justify why this documentary was actually made in the first place. Watching him eat, sleep, drink and talk on and on feels tedious, dull and pointless. To some degree, it seems like Romano still puts on a show while being filmed in the car. It would have been a better idea if the camera were hidden so that he would act more natural. Even if this is how the real Romano acts, he often comes across as annoying, selfish, and frivolous. Do you really need to watch him get out of the car for a long bathroom break? Apparently, over a hundred hours of footage was shot for this film, but the chosen footage barely holds your interest. On top of that, there’s not enough footage of the actual stand-up routines at the venues. Director Tom Caltabiano ultimately fails to show what the real Ray Romano is actually like when he’s not trying to be goofy.
SPIRITUAL VALUE: None is required or desired.
INSULT TO YOUR INTELLIGENCE: Tedious and pointless.
NUMBER OF TIMES I CHECKED MY WATCH: 7
IN A NUTSHELL: Romano behind-the-scenes is too irritating and boring to be be worthy of this dull documentary.
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