– By @LastBoneStands
To begin, we meet Eric. Eric is a cab driver. Cab driving is just his night job to get out of the house and help make some money, since his day job as a realtor hasn’t been paying off. You see, the market has dried up.
Things are not as simple as all of that, however.
During a conversation with one of his passengers on life, love, and philosphy it is revealed that Eric and his wife are in a bit of a rough patch. As a result he has been spending a lot of nights away from home. After the passenger leaves Eric with some cryptic words, we get treated to a little bit of Taxi Cab Confessions style clips with various passengers until the hand of fate deals Eric a very odd card, a very special passenger enters his cab. Aaaaand away we go!
There is a lot packed into this 75 minute film. The entirety of the running length takes place inside Eric’s cab. Imagine being trapped in a car with a seemingly hostile stranger that knows more about you than he has any right to. Imagine how a tense situation can become even more intense due to the close confines of the vehicle’s interior. Then imagine how a single, potentially horrific, moment can somehow ease the tension of the situation, only to ramp up an entirely different sort of tension in a very different situation.
Along with the characters in the film, the viewer is taken for a ride. Fare plays with the idea of fate quite a bit, but also love and a sense of destiny. What drove these characters together in a very random yet coincidental manner? Was it the same force that saw them reach the end of their journey in the way it did? Was it just wrong place, wrong time or was it something more?