Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Keifer Sutherland,
Brooke Shields, Amanda Plummer, Michael T. Weiss,
is an interesting little tale of a 15 year old
girl whose mom and stepfather were just arrested.
Deciding that she wants to search and be with the
grandmother she's never met... like a fairytale,
although grandma lives in a trailer instead of a
house. When she's on the freeway and her car
breaks down... she's picked up by the man who
first gains her trust, soon after ready to kill
and torture her.
Reese Witherspoon is sensational in her
breakthrough performance as the bad girl with her
southern accent. Going on to becoming a star in
movies such as Fear(Mark Wahlberg), Cruel
Intentions(Ryan Phillippe), and Election(Matthew
Broderick). Kiefer Sutherland as the demented man
picking up Witherspoon along the freeway... did
have a great maniacal character. One of his last
greater films over his long career of acting, now
recently seen on the TV show 24. Dan Hedaya
(Cheers) does play a great humorous detective in
Freeway. You do have an amazing supporting cast
with actors like the wonderful Amanda Plummer(Pulp
Fiction) as Witherspoons mother Ramona Lutz.
Brooke Shields(Suddenly Susan) as Sutherland's
protective wife. Bokeem Woodbine(Dead Presidents)
in his short sad role as Witherspoon's boyfriend.
Finally Brittany Murphy(Don't Say A Word) playing
a cell mate to Witherspoon in prison.
Matthew Bright for a director is very unknown,
only directing four films, Freeway being his
first. Going on to do the flop sequel Freeway 2...
then going on to do the serial killer movie Ted
Bundy(Michael Reilly Burke). Doing his last movie
Tiptoes(Matthew McConaughey, Kate Beckinsale). So
if you want to see this directors other work, here
The action in this movie is somewhat at a low.
Although you do get to see Witherspoon be one of
the baddest white girls you'll ever see, verbally
and physically... beating Sutherland to a bloody
pulp. The comedy in this movie is completely built
around Reese Witherspoon's character... so if you
like her, you'll love this movie. The blood and
gore could've been better, but it's all noticeable
When I first saw Freeway, I was shocked of how
different it was... and how unique it was shown in
every sequence. Seeing this 15 year old girl go
through so much... keeping you highly entertained
the entire time. This movie is not boring, it
doesn't slow down, it doesn't get confusing...
Freeway is the opposite, it's the best. Something
you have to check out.