Americano (2005)


Americano (2005)

"Americano" centers around Chris McKinley, a recent college graduate backpacking through Europe who savors his last three days of freedom before boarding the career fast track back in the United States. In Pamplona with two friends, Chris meets an Australian thrill-seeker, a quintessential Spanish beauty and an enigmatic provocateur, all of whom encourage him to rethink his life. As the minutes and seconds until his departure tick away, Chris struggles with an age-old question: Should he follow the beaten path or risk it all on the road less traveled?
IMDb   6.1 /10
TheMovieDb    5.9 /10
FilmAffinity   4.0 /10
Director Kevin Noland
Writer Kevin Noland
Release Date2005-01-06
Runtime1h 35min
GenreComedy, Romance
Content RatingR (R)
CompanyMark Edward Roberts Productions, Americano LLC, Spirit Lake Pictures
CountryUSA, Spain
Chris McKinleyas Chris McKinley
Adelaas Adela
Ryanas Ryan
Michelleas Michelle
Riccardoas Riccardo
Matadoras Matador
Anna Bocci
Anna Bocci
Ashley Eisenhauer
Ashley Eisenhauer
Adios Girlas Adios Girl
Norberto Morán
Norberto Morán
Seller streetas Seller street…
Midget spain waiteras Midget spain waiter
Mark Edward Roberts
Mark Edward Roberts
Walter (Bartender)as Walter (Bartender)
Jenny Starnes
Jenny Starnes
Bar Girlas Bar Girl

Americano (2005 film)

Americano is a 2005 American film. The film stars Joshua Jackson, Leonor Varela, Timm Sharp, Ruthanna Hopper, and Dennis Hopper. It was written and directed by Kevin Noland.


Chris McKinley (Jackson) is a recent college graduate backpacking through Europe. He is trying to enjoy and gain as much as he can from his last days there before he starts his new career back in the United States. When he reaches Pamplona along with two friends, he meets three new people. He meets an Australian thrill-seeker, a Spaniard named Adella (Varela), and a provocateur (D. Hopper). This new trio encourages McKinley to think about the life and path he has chosen to take and he does so. When the time for him to leave becomes close, he must ponder whether he should take the road to his fast-track career or take a new path into his life.


  • Joshua Jackson as Chris McKinley
  • Leonor Varela as Adela
  • Timm Sharp as Ryan
  • Ruthanna Hopper as Michelle
  • Dennis Hopper as Riccardo
  • Martin Klebba as Matador

Critical reviews

Los Angeles Times: Writer-director Kevin Noland effectively utilizes his fine young cast and the natural beauty and rich culture of northern Spain in amiably posing a timeless question of youth.

Film Threat: Beautifully shot and filled with lovable characters you could watch for hours, Americano is an amazing journey that makes one yearn for travel.

Reel Film Reviews: Americano certainly succeeds as a romanticized travelogue, and if this doesn't make one want to grab a backpack and head for the hills of Spain, nothing will.

Spokesman-Review: As Jakes Barnes and friends do in "The Sun Also Rises," Noland's characters are in Pamplona to, among other things, run with the bulls. Those other things include falling in/out of love... drinking wine.

TV Guide: Americano is a young man's film, and to Noland's credit it's handsomely shot, well acted and more ambitious than the average first film.

L.A. Weekly: Watching Americano is like hearing a long story about someone else's holiday, and while it seems everyone had a nice time, it's too bad they didn't shoot a better film while they were there.


As of June 2020, the film holds a 63% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on eight reviews with an average rating of 6/10.

External links

  • Americano at IMDb
  • Americano at AllMovie