Interstate 60 Reviews
Director: Bob Gale
Summary: In this highly unusual road flick, a man (James Marsden) in search of answers to life's great mysteries takes his quest on Interstate 60, a make-believe freeway that leads him to encounters with a motley group of strange characters living in surreal roadside towns.
My Thoughts: "Not at all what I was expecting, which was a brainless roadtrip flick. Instead I got an thought provoking, mind bending, smart film. Completely the opposite of my first impression of the film. Guess the poster of a film can be very misleading. Anyways, this film has a really great mix of characters. There are many cameo's in this film by really great stars like Michael J. Fox, Gary Oldman, and Christopher Lloyd. A few others as well. Definitely see this film. It was a lot of fun."
[font=Century Gothic]"Interstate 60" explores some interesting themes but they are hammered to death before being drop kicked off the Gateway Arch.(The movie has quite a lot to say about a person choosing their own path in life. But there seem to be more characters smoking in this movie than most other recent films I've seen...) The movie simply does not have enough confidence in the audience to come to its own conclusions. I do wish it would have had more to say on work and American mythology. James Marsden is too bland a lead for an ambitiously different movie as this one. But after a poor start, the movie does get much, much better in its second half with an assist from Chris Cooper who is great. A couple of cameos also help. And a little road geekery never hurt.[/font]
I don't like to call movies "brilliant", but this is one of the few I will and not feel guilty about throwing around the word.
That, and for those of us in Saint Louis it is nice to see a movie that somewhat features the city (including Imos! kinda)
Without a doubt a must see for ANY Back to the Future fans. Cameos and lots of hidden references.
"Experience has into thinking that all hearts are red and all spades are black. Because their shapes are similar it is easy for your mind to interpret them based on that past experience than to be open to the idea that they could be different. We see what we expect to see and not necessarily what is really there. Children who have never played this always pass this test. Makes you wonder how many other things are right in front of you, sights, sounds, smells, that you can't experience because you've been conditioned not to."
A man wishes for the answer to life. He then travels down a road on a wild adventure. I liked the drug down. It was sad but interesting. They made a town where drugs were legal and the legal age is 13. This is was to keep drugs off the street. The drug killed the sex drive which stopped rapes and other sex crimes. It sounded good, but it was perverse.
Also the Lawyer town was the absolute most frustrating town I have ever heard of. I think he handled the situation perfectly.
All in all I thought this was a very great movie. It was a modern day fantasy type for adults. I do find it funny that no on really seams to focus on that fact that he had a girlfriend the whole time who he didn't really break up with and was just cheating on... what can you do.