Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road (2002, Fantasy Comedy) – 6/10 movie review

Cast / crew
Producer (Presents credit): Peter Hoffman
James Marsden: Neal Oliver
Gary Oldman: O.W. Grant
Amy Smart: Lynn Linden
Christopher Lloyd: Ray
Amy Jo Johnson: Laura
Ann-Margret: Mrs. James
Art Evans: Otis
Wayne Robson: Tolbert (Deep Stomach)
Rebecca Jenkins: Susan Ross
Chris Cooper: Bob Cody
Producer: Ira Deutchman
Producer: Peter Newman
Producer: Peter Bray
Producer: Neil Canton
Producer: Bob Gale
Writer: Bob Gale
Director: Bob Gale

Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road (2002)

Neal Oliver is at a junction in his life wondering what career path to take. Wishing for answers, pricks up the ears of O.W. Grant who just so happens to specialise in granting wishes.

6/10

Back to the Future co-writer Bob Gale has written an interesting movie but not directed an interesting movie. A narration was completely unnecessary (as is the dreary subtitle) and it could also probably have done without the extensive bad language (Michael J. Fox and Amy Jo Johnson’s segments) which seems at odds with the happily-ever-after, fantasy nature of the overall tale. Gary Oldman is typically brilliant and the movie is at it’s best when he is on-screen though Christopher Lloyd, Chris Cooper and Kurt Russell are also a lot of fun. I particularly liked the Museum of Art Fraud, ‘will work for food’ and the red Spades but all the segments have imagination and depth. Despite this, Bob Gale the director doesn’t manage to quite keep the attention throughout perhaps because there’s no energy or sense of malevolent fun when Gary Oldman’s not around.

This movie contains frequent sexual swear words in certain segments, strong adult dialogue and fictional substance abuse and unpleasant scene and sexuality.

 

Classified 15 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.