Interstate 60

2002

Interstate 60

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At the beginning of Interstate 60, Neal Oliver (James Mardsen) has more questions about his future than answers. Though he would rather pursue a career in art, Neal debates whether or not he should set his goals towards a law degree, as his father would greatly prefer. He has a girlfriend, but he wonders if he should search for the mysterious woman (Amy Smart) who visits his nightly dreams and inspires his artwork. By the time his 23rd birthday roles around, Neal is no closer to choosing his life's path. He feels empty and unsatisfied, despite lavish birthday gifts, and wishes only for clarity as he blows out the candles on his cake. Rather than instant answers, Neal is given the opportunity to take a journey on a highway that doesn't exist on any map; a highway where the past, present, and future converge. Alongside him is One Wish Grant (Gary Oldman), the immortal offspring of a leprechaun and Cheyenne Indian, who has the unique ability to grant wishes to those he believes deserve them. Thus begins Neal's surreal road trip through the uncharted territories of his own potential destiny. Interstate 60 features a stellar cast with supporting performances and cameos from Kurt Russell, Michael J. Fox, Liv Tyler, and Christopher Lloyd. Bob Gale, co-writer/producer of Used Cars, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, and, most notably, the Back to the Future trilogy, directs.

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Critic Reviews for Interstate 60

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  • Com mais um roteiro bastante imaginativo, Gale comprova que sua contribuição para o sucesso da série De Volta para o Futuro foi mais do que apreciável; foi fundamental.

    Feb 9, 2005 | Rating: 4/5
  • I couldn't help but think this would've made a pretty darn good TV show.

    Oct 12, 2003 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Interstate 60

  • Jan 26, 2016
    This is a movie that I enjoyed more than the rating would imply. It's actually a fairly underrated little movie that has gone, largely, forgotten. Yet, at the same time, there's something about the film that makes it so that I don't think the film is better than just the 3 stars that it gets. Just don't know why. The film, very much, is structured like a series of skits on Neal's road trip as he searches for an answer. But I didn't actually have much of a problem with that skit-like structure. I think it actually is to the benefit of the film and what O.W Grant is trying to get Neal to accomplish, trying to think about the box and trying to put an end to preconceived notions of how things should be. Perhaps it's just the fact that the movie just doesn't have a lot of depth, it's fairly straightforward and simple to follow. Neal's looking for an answer to what he wants his life to be and not what his father wants it to be. So the film, again, it's about Neal's search for answers and all the people he meets on the way to getting them. Like I said, the film is like a series of skits, but, as opposed to when I use this comparison in shitty raunchy comedies, at least in this movies, the skits are really entertaining. Plus, again, it all serves to help Neal find out who he really is as a person. The best of all these skits would have to be the one where the entire town is comprised of lawyers who constantly sue each other for frivolous reasons. It sounds silly, and it is, but it's well-written and it leads to some funny moments. The acting is more than solid, it would almost have to be when you have people like Gary Oldman and Christopher Lloyd in your cast. James Marsden is always likable and that's no different here. He gives off a vibe, at least in this movie, of an everyman, despite coming from a family that's very well off. It's easy to relate to this character. The film has a really strong supporting cast, I already mentioned Gary, who is literally a troll in this movie, and Christopher, but you also have Chris Cooper doing a great job as a man who disapproves of lying to the point that he threatens to blow himself, and everybody else, up if they don't admit to the truth. This leads to the some of the funniest moments in the film when Bob, Chris' character, is called as a character witness for Neal's trial for running over a cat that he didn't actually run over. There are some romantic aspects to the film, but I don't think that James Marsden and Amy Smart had much chemistry. Like there was no spark between them. Which is a problem when Neal's entire journey is searching for this girl that he keeps seeing on billboards leading him to her. Though, to be fair, they didn't have much screen time together. But the time they did have, they just didn't show anything. Amy Smart is good as well, but, again, there's not much spark or life to her romance with James' character. The film is well-written with a lot of good dialogue and interesting ideas, but I don't think the film plays with these concepts as effectively as they could've. Admittedly, however, this was meant to be more of a crowd-pleaser than anything else, so at least it accomplished its purpose. It's flawed, but it's still a real enjoyable movie and I'd definitely recommend it if you have Amazon Prime. It'll, at least, keep you entertained for 2 hours.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Nov 19, 2011
    Such an odd film. It's definitely likeable, and keeps your interest with a twisting plot and a host of cameos. On the other hand it falls foul to one of the biggest cliches in fiction, and there's a definite lack of depth to it. You'll just have to see it for yourself...
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 18, 2010
    Cute movie that feel like a combination of an after-school special and a Lifetime movie. I felt at times it had some new age message that my old aged brain was missing. Whimsical and enjoyable, but nothing to cry over if you have to wait to see it.
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  • Jan 08, 2010
    Surprising fairy tale, with a beautiful princess in a dungeon and a handsome prince that comes to her rescue, metaphorically speaking. Surprising as this viewer spent the first third of the film scoffing at the premise and the obvious setup for what promised to be a formulaic, amateurish morality tale. However something magical happened as one gave up trying to analyze the tale critically and began to let the filmmakers unfold the story in their own fashion. This viewer found himself drawn into the story, and caring about the young man, Neal (James Marsden) and his quest to find answers for his life. The story took over, and hit all the right notes. Yes, it is somewhat sappy. Yes, the characters and the situations are beyond surreal. Yes, the morality play gets a little over-the-top preachy at times. But, in spite of the obvious drawbacks, this worked. Maybe not for everyone, but certainly for this viewer. Lots of once prominent stars take a turn in this, and knowing who they are, (Christopher Lloyd, Ann-Margret, Michael J. Fox, Kurt Russell, et al) only increases the enjoyability quotient.
    Mark A Super Reviewer

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