Take Me Home

Theatrical Release: March 9, 2012
DVD Release: May 29, 2012
Take Me Home


Limited Theatrical Release – After getting turned down by a photography agency, Thom finds his landlord throwing all of his belongings out into the hallway. With no job prospects and no place to sleep, Thom must turn to his recurring last resort: driving his illegal taxicab around the streets of New York.

Fortunately for him, Claire Barrow isn’t having a good day, either. First she comes home to find her husband flirting with his new secretary, then discovers her estranged father has suffered a heart attack in California. In a frenzy Claire runs out into the night and hails what she assumes to be a cab. What she gets instead…is Thom.

With her life in ruins, Claire decides on a whim to pay Thom to drive her out to California. With nothing in New York to call his own, Thom reluctantly agrees.

The path across America takes more than the usual detours, through mountains, barren deserts, and the occasional family reunion. But it’s what awaits Thom and Claire in California that forces them to choose between the lives they’ve left behind, and the possibilities glimpsed along their journey.

Dove Review

This movie has some funny relatable moments and it’s too bad that strong language prevents us from awarding the film our Dove “Family-Approved” Seal. The movie is about crossing someone’s path and realizing only later that fate threw your destinies together.

Claire knows her husband has been having an affair and she receives word her father has suffered a heart attack. She hires a taxi cab driver named Dan to drive her all the way from New York to California. They go through some pretty difficult circumstances together along the way and it is by sharing these ordeals that ultimately they realize they have helped one another.

Regrettably, we can’t award our Dove Seal to it, despite some nice themes of loyalty and friendship.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: A few innuendos including one in which a woman says her boyfriend bent her over the furniture; a man is having an affair and admits it to his wife; a man in the media business tells another man that they "sell sex"; a man tells a sex joke; a man tells a woman he looked up her skirt while she was sleeping;
Language: GD-1; G/OMG-7; H-5; Crap-3; S-3; Butt loads-1; Poop-1; Slang for testicles-1; A-1; "Shut up"-1
Violence: A woman in frustration throws her purse into the woods; a man falls asleep while driving and almost runs off road; woman pulls man's hair.
Drugs: None
Nudity: Cleavage.
Other: Death and grief; a man's ashes are scattered to the waters; a man theorizes that marriage was originally created by families for financial gain; talk of blowing money on Black Jack; a man steals food from a hotel out of hunger; a man steals from his parents; a comment about telling white lies.


Company: Monterey Media
Writer: Sam Jaeger
Director: Sam Jaeger
Producer: Sam Jaeger
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 97 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter