(Review originally written at 7 March 2005)

I can't help being disappointed by this movie. Sure it was fun but the movie itself feels empty like it has no heart. Bob Gale is a good writer but he ain't exactly a sensational director. Also having James Mardsen playing the main character didn't exactly helped the movie an awful lot...

The story leaves way too many loose ends and the story takes the easy road at times, leading everything down a predictable path. Best way to describe the story is like a crossover of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and "Big Fish". Difference with those movies is is that they are way better and far more original in their own way than "Interstate 60". The story itself had very much potential but in the end it doesn't pay off.

The movie also features way too many cameo's. Problem with cameo's is that the actors are always overdoing their roles. Best man in the movie to me was surprisingly not Gary Oldman but Chris Cooper. But James "Cyclops" Mardsen simply was not the right choice for the main character.

Sure there are some nice moments that are mostly just mainly fun. Some people thought this movie was thought provoking but seriously to me it mainly was just good old fashioned fun entertainment. I wasn't really bored for a single time during the movie but still, maybe a more experienced and talented director would had done more and better with the story.


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Watches movies...writes about them...and that's it for now.
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