Freeway (1996)

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Avg Rating: 4.3 / 5. Voted: 39

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Directed by: Matthew Bright
Starring: Reese Witherspoon (Vanessa), Kiefer Sutherland (Wolverton), Wolfgang Bodison (Det Mike), Dan Hedaya (Det Garnet Wallace), Amanda Plummer (Mother), Brooke Shields (Mrs. Wolverton), Bokeem Woodbine (Chopper) , Michael T. Weiss (Larry), Brittany Murphy (Rhonda), Alanna Ubach (Mesquita), Conchata Ferrell (Social worker)
Country: United States
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:41:29
Genres: Teenager, Serial Killers

Plot – Spoilers:
Freeway is a modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, this time lost in the woods of LA.

Vanessa, a teenager who lives with her junkie-hooker mother and stepdad has no immediate hopes or ambitions for a trash-free existence. But when her mother is taken away by the cops, Vanessa decides being bounced around foster care isn’t for her. So she packs her bare stuff and heads off in search of her paternal grandmother whom she’s never met. But the highways are stalked by a serial killer with a thing for prostitutes and runaways.

Most of the adults in Vanessa’s world seem titillated by her shitty life experiences rather than sympathetic. During the first half of the film, Vanessa’s character has a naivete that borders on the stupid, partly because she is honest. Is she honest because she’s stupid or does she seem stupid because she’s honest? This debate lends an entertaining satirical feel to the classic fairy tale in its modern context, though it does peter out towards the end as Vanessa goes all gangsta.

The memorable opening/closing score is a nice bonus though.

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spøkelse
spøkelse
April 15, 2021 1:13 pm

what a great movie to watch right during school

Farfadet Kennedy
Farfadet Kennedy
April 15, 2021 3:14 pm

well reese witherspoon is fucking hot. enough said

Farfadet Kennedy
Farfadet Kennedy
April 15, 2021 6:00 pm

ok really liked that movie actually

fred fat
fred fat
April 15, 2021 10:40 pm

reese witherspoon should have got the oscar for this performance – this is a fucking good movie – wasnt sure where this was going when they were in the car but this delivers – even with apparent mainstream stars – so many good things to say – every performance was exceptional

chu
chu
April 16, 2021 6:05 am

a rape scene would be awesome!!!

Chris
Chris
April 16, 2021 4:57 pm

Great film,am now trying to find the sequel .

Dr. Lecter
Dr. Lecter
April 16, 2021 7:37 pm

LOLZ!!! Nice!!!

Laura Jean
Laura Jean
April 21, 2021 1:36 pm

Reese says the N word

pain
pain
April 24, 2021 1:13 am

just the intro of this movie made me give it 5 stars so good

Jooooohn
Jooooohn
May 2, 2021 7:07 am

Awesome movie!! Thanks!!

Six_zigsick
Six_zigsick
May 2, 2021 2:59 pm

That Great Movie !! Child kind Vanessa is Not good at studying But clever in survival

spoopy
spoopy
May 11, 2021 6:12 pm

This made me laugh so much. Brilliant dark comedy

Sophie
Sophie
May 15, 2021 3:34 pm

That was an excellent performance from Reese Witherspoon,what a truly talented
actor she is .Sad to see one of two ‘ Bob’ wannabes in the comments below today

Candida
Candida
July 7, 2021 5:53 pm

I love this movie so much!! I have been looking for it for years it is a MUST WATCH!!

kim
kim
September 7, 2021 7:31 pm

This is one of my top 10 of all time. The actors blend well and It was great to see prissy Reese as trashy Reese. Don’t get me wrong, she is one of my favorites. Great story and truly something that can happen. As always great job to EUM for this add and this site.