In “Tammy,” in theaters now, a woman (Melissa McCarthy) tries to find herself (and, hopefully, clean bathrooms) on a cross-country road trip. Taking to the highway is a cinematic tradition that often leads to self-discovery (and, hopefully, clean bathrooms).
In this 2009 adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s novel, a man and his son travel on foot in a post-apocalyptic world. The boy whines constantly that it’s boring and when are they gonna be there and there’s a McDonald’s RIGHT THERE CAN WE STOP?!