Directed by John Dahl. Joy Ride Synopsis - Plot Summary - Fandango.com After forays into film noir, thrillers, dramas, and even documentaries, director John Dahl tries the teen horror genre on for size. JOY RIDE: Movie Trailer - Video - Metacafe - Online Video. A well-constructed B-movie thriller, Joy Ride keeps up the necessary level of tension and chills. Genre: Drama Rating: R Movie Spoiler for the film - Joy Ride A brief synopsis and the ending will be revealed for the movie - Joy Ride Joy Ride (Road Kill) - Rotten Tomatoes - Movies | Movie Trailers. Paul Walker stars as Lewis Thomas. The film was written by J. . Produced by J.J. J. Joy Ride (2001) - IMDb Director: John Dahl. It stars. Joy Ride Movie Tickets, Reviews, and Photos - Fandango.com It's summer break and college freshman Lewis Thomas (Paul Walker) has decided to embark on a cross-country road trip to pick up the girl of his dreams, Venna (Leelee. Actors: Steve Zahn: Fuller Thomas Â· Paul Walker: Lewis Thomas Â· Leelee Sobieski: Venna Â· Jessica. Joy Ride (2001/I) - Full cast and crew Director: John Dahl. Critics also liked Zahn's performance as the goofball older brother.