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3/4/12

FREEWAY - REVIEW


Ever wondered what the story of Little Red Riding Hood would be like with added crack whores?

I know I have!

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: Freeway. A film so not for kids it might as well be called "Little Bitch Red F***ing Hood".

A Twilighty Amanda Seyfried flick, this is not.

The film follows a young Reese Witherspoon as she attempts to leave her delightful life of incest, prostitution, drugs and whatnot to find her good ol' grandma with her trusty little red picnic basket. Her car soon breaks down in the middle of a freeway but Big Bad Kiefer Sutherland comes to her rescue and gives her a ride. It all goes fine until Jack Bauer turns out to be a freakin' maniac.

It's, believe it or not, all downhill from there. Along the way, our hero meets a positively not all there Brittany Murphy, a LOT of messed-up peeps and... Brooke Shields (?).

Here's one cult movie that doesn't like to sugar-coat things. It starts off rough and ends... pretty darn rough. And yet, as disturbing as it is, it's hard to not get taken by this train wreck fairy-tale. Witherspoon is completely convincing, Sutherland is pretty unsettling and everyone clearly has a ball just being weird and unpleasant.

It's a cool, quirky little cult movie which could have done a bit more action and fewer lulls here and there but on the whole you're unlikely to forget this one. It's worth the ticket just to see Sutherland looking not quite as healthy and clean-cut as we're used to.

Good and demented.

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