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.
Gary Oldman is brilliant as O.W. Grant, but the most shocking performance comes from James Marsden as a young man who signs on for a task that takes me on a fantastical journey down the mythical Interstate 60. Along the way he meets an array of interesting, and sometimes kooky characters.
Interstate 60 is a genius little movie from Bob Gale, of Back to The Future fame.
This is a great movie! I enjoyed this movie more then I have enjoyed a movie in a long time. I think this is one of the few original eccentric stories to come out of Hollywood in quite some time.
Since Bob Gale wrote all the Back to the Future's there are a ton of references to that, if you look closely. My favorite being the hilarious cameo by Micheal J. Fox. He was only on screen for about 2 minutes, yet he managed to say F**k more times then he ever did in all his movies combined! I was rolling over that.
The cast in this film is great. I love Gary Oldman. I think he is a phenom. I got a kid out of him as O. W. Grant. He was brilliant, an absolute riot. I also loved that Christopher Lloyd was in this. He is another great. Amy Smart is beautiful, and I have always been a James Marsden fan. This was a fabulous cast.
Interstate 60 is original, side splitting, and fun. A refreshing treat amongst the unoriginal boring clones that Hollywood usually mass produces. Way to go Bob!