U Turn - 1997 (R)


Year of Release: 1997
Rated: R
Director: Oliver Stone
Approx. Running Time: 125 minutes
Format(s): DVD
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)

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From Back Cover:

". It's Oliver Stone at his baddest and his best. An American classic..."
-Judy Gerstel, TORONTO STAR

He's a small-time gambler with a backpack full of cash, an overdue debt in Vegas and a broken radiator hose. She's a hot-and-cold vixen caught in the grips of a twisted relationship with her powerful husband. Both of them just want to get out of town. And after you meet the citizens of Superior, Arizona, you'll understand why.

My Comments:

This is another one of those weird-ass movies, but damn do I love it. My favorite character is, of course, "Toby N. Tucker" (Joaquin Phoenix), but I was surprised by the character of Darrell. I HATE Billy Bob Thornton, but he was excellent in this role. Of course, the argument could be made that he was good in it because he wasn't acting - his character is an ignorant hick and, well... you get the idea.

My favorite scene in the film:

Toby N. Tucker: You know who I am? Toby N. Tucker. Everyone round here call me TNT. You know why?
Bobby: Let's see... they're not very imaginative?
Toby N. Tucker: 'Cause I'm just like dynamite. And when I go off, somebody gets hurt.

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Rated R (MPAA)
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