Director Michael Cuesta (L.I.E, TELL TALE, and dozens of episodes of HOMELAND and DEXTER) keeps ROADIE moving at a nice, sharp clip. The tone is perfect, in that's it's casually funny without seeming to try to hard, while still finding room to give the film a bit of heft. Sure, Jimmy's a middle-aged dude without all that much to show for his forty plus years- but there's not too much self-pity to his character (save for one scene later in the film), which I love. There's a great scene where he lectures Cannavale's character on the meaning of Blue Oyster Cult's lyrics (the band that ditches him early on)- where you can tell the guy has had the time of his life on the road, and doesn't regret it for a second- nor does he resent the band for ditching him. It's a great scene. Cannavale and Hennessy are also quite good as his high school friends, who use his return to town as an excuse to stage a little coke-fueled rock n'roll hijinx of their own. It all culminates in a big, drug-fueled blow out that illustrates that Jimmy, despite having never really grown up, is far more put together than these two.