Though it sounds pretty much like a biker-guy kind of movie, it honestly isn’t.
The Motorcycle Diaries is in fact based on a true story. Award-winning director Walter Salles, crafts this film of self-discovery by using the journals of well known Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara.
The Motorcycle Diaries (check out the Widescreen Edition) tells the story of how the young Guevara (Gael Garca Berna), a medical student and his biochemist friend Alberto Grandado (Rodrigo de la Serna) traveled across South America on a road trip for eight months in 1952.
Together, they start hitching rides after their bikes gave way and discover something that goes beyond the majestic ruins at Machu Picchu.
Both realise a world that far exceeded what they had expected. Their arrival at the leper colony in the Peruvian Amazon pushes them to question ethical values and the economic system. This is a journey of self-discovery that was to lead Guevara to his revolutionary destiny. Finally, a film that really moves the heart and mind.