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Freeway (1996)

Reese Witherspoon , Kiefer Sutherland , Matthew Bright  |  R |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (227 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, Bokeem Woodbine, Paul Perri, Robert Peters
  • Directors: Matthew Bright
  • Writers: Matthew Bright
  • Producers: Adam Merims, Brad Wyman, Chris Hanley, Dan Halsted, Mark Ezralow
  • Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Lionsgate
  • DVD Release Date: April 3, 2007
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (227 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,850 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Freeway" on IMDb

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A hip darkly comic on-the-road tale about a young woman who has an unfortunate encounter with a figurative big bad wolf while hitching a ride to grandma's house to escape her abusive family. System Requirements:Runtime: 102 minsFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: COMEDY Rating: R UPC: 017153211610 Manufacturer No: 21161

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51 of 54 people found the following review helpful
A 15-year-old illiterate girl named Vanessa Lutz (Reese Witherspoon, about 19 at the time) lives in a crummy motel with her lunatic, methadone-addicted, prostitute mother (Amanda Plummer in an incredible performance) and crack-smoking, child-molesting step father (Michael T. Weiss, of The Pretender, as you have never seen him....before or since). When mom and dad get arrested for about the 100th time, poor young Vanessa evades Child Protective Services custody, gets a gun from her black, gangster fiance (Bokeem Woodbine) who can't join her because of a parole hearing in the morning and who is immediately murdered in a drive-by shooting, and, wearing a red jacket and carrying a basket, she heads for Grandma's house (ala Little Red Riding Hood), only to have car trouble and be picked up by the dreaded I-5 rapist, pederast, and serial murderer (Keiffer Sutherland) here is the best part: this is a COMEDY !!!

Granted, it is the blackest of dark comedies, but make no mistake, this gem offers some of the most hilarious dialog and situations you will even see on film. Brilliantly written and directed by newcomer Matthew Bright, it features superb performances by a remarkable cast, including an almost unrecognizable Brittany Murphy as a deranged, paint-sniffing lesbian with a face that is hacked up like a post-Christmas ham.

Possibly due to its unorthodox tone and content, this 1996 masterpiece never received the marketing and public release it deserved, but was still selected by critics (including Roger Ebert) as one of the finest films of the year.

If you want to see a performance by Reese Witherspoon that makes all her subsequent roles, including Ring of Fire, look like high school plays, then please give this DVD a try.
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58 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reese Witherspoon's Oscar came a deacde late November 5, 2006
Better than both "Seven" and "Natural Born Killers", director Matthew Bright's "Freeway" is a looseleaf modern view of Red Riding Hood where Reese Witherspoon plays Red traveling to Grandma's house.

Only she takes this trip after her prostitute mother and junkie stepdad are arrested, she escapes the cluthces of foster care, she says goodbye to her fiancee who is then murdered in a driveby shooting, she hitches a ride with a psycho who turns out to be a mass murderer, she kills a few people, ends up in lockup, escapes, finally makes it to Gradma's house, where some more bloody action takes place.

Oh yes, she has homosexual and heterosexual sex, spends a lot of time saying the "F" word, brutalizes most anyone that gets in her way, and otherwise creates mayhem for everybody. Sounds like your typical Reese Witherspoon role, eh? No, not by a long shot.

But one thing about her role -- she is fantastic, out of this world great. She is twice the actress in this role she was playing June Carter Cash, for which she won an Oscar as best actress. On the basis of these roles, Witherspoon must be considered one of the best actresses extant right now.

As the description here and on Amazon indicates, this movie presses the envelope of the "R" rating as far as possible without slipping over into NC-17. There is gory, bloody violence throughout this film, nudity and more "F" and "F"ing talk than you heard by Matt Damon when he played that low-class genius at Harvard. Someone told me they said "F" 147 times in that movie. Witherspoon herself must say it that many times here.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hey there, Little Red Riding Hood... December 17, 2004
This is the best modern interpretation of Little Red Riding Hood to date. What if Red Riding Hood were trailer trash taking the family jalopy to Grandma's house in order to avoid getting put in foster care? What if the wolf were a serial killer that picked up girls along the particular freeway which lead to Grandma's house?

Reese Witherspoon is Red Riding Hood, or Vanessa Lutz, as she is named in this incarnation of the Grimm girl. Her momma (Amanda Plummer) turns tricks for drug money, while her stepdaddy (Michael T. Weiss) is a child molesting addict sitting around the motel in which they live, watching TV and getting trashed. When both of her parents are arrested, quick thinking Vanessa informs the police that she has a grandmother in Stockton that will take her in so that she can avoid getting shuffled into the system. Mind you, she isn't lying, but she has no idea how grandma will feel about her arrival. So, she basically escapes the P.O. and leaves it all behind, including her boyfriend, a hood rat that happens to be black. This fine point becomes important later on, so pay attention.

Unfortunately, the road to grandma's is fraught with danger due to the "I-5 Killer", and our Red Riding outta da 'hood breaks down on the way there. She accepts the ride from the cleverly named Mr. Wolverton (Keifer Sutherland), and all hell breaks loose.

Witherspoon is convincing, hilarious, tough, and intelligent despite gross ignorance of a lot of things, including the concept of literacy. Sutherland is a very scary man, and I could never have imagined anyone else in this role. Brooke Shields plays Mrs. Wolverton, a wife in denial of her serial killer husband's double life, and she is perfectly (and surprisingly) neurotic, and memorable in her relatively small role.
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i to just got suckered but did some test and even though it is not 16x9 the audio is better and the picture is sharper. check for yourself. but i bought mine after 1 saw the 1:85:00 ratio stamp and got screwed to.
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