Danny Aiello stars as al Mc card a nice guy who stumbles into a weekend of wacky intrigue when he impulsively gives Ellie (Angelinga Jolie) a ride from Los Angeles to the Mojave Desert. Al never expects Ellie to fall in lo... more »ve with hism nor does he expect to fall far her mother Julie (Anne Archer)! When Julie s lunatic boyfriend Boyd (Michael Biehn) shows up Al gets more action than he ever counted on. Caught in a hilarious web of bizarre events that can only be explained by the bewitching way of the Mojave moon Al s life and loves will never be the same.System Requirements: Running Time 95 Min Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: DRAMA Rating: R UPC: 031398170525 Manufacturer No: 17052« less
Actors:Danny Aiello, Anne Archer Genres:Comedy, Drama Sub-Genres:Comedy, Drama Studio:Lions Gate Format:DVD - Color,Full Screen DVD Release Date: 02/08/2005 Release Year: 2005 Run Time: 1hr 35min Screens: Color,Full Screen Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 4 MPAA Rating: R (Restricted) Languages:English See Also:
Robert K. from TUCSON, AZ Reviewed on 4/29/2013...
In order to like this film, I think you have to be a fan of Angelina Jolie. Much like some of her other earlier films, Jolie appears topless in this film. Jolie entices Aiello to drive her to somewhere in the Mohave desert so that she can visit her mom. Once there Jolie discovers that her mom played by Anne Archer has a live in boyfriend. This guy is much younger than Archer, and kind of creepy. When the film finished I felt the whole concept of the movie was kind of bizarre, but the relationship between Archer and Aiello was charming.
Early Angelina really strutting her stuff
Howard Gardner Stevenson | Seattle, USA | 07/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you're a fan of Ms. Jolie, buy this and enjoy her in it. She plays a 20 year old vamp who seduces Danny Aiello in a flagrant, delicious way that only Angelina could. If you don't feel a sudden intake of breath when she struts into the diner early in the movie, then you need to switch back to Regis and Kelly. Angelina's not a major character, but she's on screen enough for me to feel fine about my mini-buck investment. The movie itself is a bizarre little noir that has it's moments (decent acting, OK script, good desert atmosphere) and its non-moments (uneven directing, plot holes), but not bad. The movie rates a 3, Angelina rates a 5, you do the math."
MikeyJ | USA | 02/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I being in love with Angelina Jolie will watch any movie of hers, even if the movie wasn't so great. I of course enjoyed this movie with her being in it but it was also a stretch from the norm. It was delightful and funny but weird at the same time. Especially with its cast members like Ann Archer and Danny Aiello. It's great when actors take a chance on a movie even though it may not be a mega blockbuster hit. I watch this movie over and over and find it interesting all the time. The soundtrack is great as well. One thing, where can I find any of the songs on this soundtrack? If you know, drop me a line."
Danielle Cruz | Boston | 04/04/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This movie drove me crazy it was so bad. I literally wanted to bleach my eyeballs out after sitting through it. The best part of this movie was Angelina Jolie - end of story. She steals the screen in anything she does, but even she couldn't save this steaming piece of crap. The plot is inexorably stupid. I guess if you're a diehard AJ fan and feel like seeing some of her earlier work, you might only be slightly homicidal after seeing it."
"The script is bizarre, hardly believable, but Michael Biehn as Boyd, the psychotic tow truck driver, is singularly outstanding. He displays a true comedic flair, making his legions of fans pant for his next venture into the comic realm. Peter MacNicol shows flashes of comedic brilliance in his short time on-screen. Enjoy these two geniuses."
An Off-the-Wall Sleeper
D. J. Zabriskie | Park Ridge, NJ USA | 10/24/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie features Angelina Jolie in her prime (BEFORE she became a star), Michael Biehn at his most psychotic, Danny Aiello
at his most befuddled, Anne Archer sweet and sexy and a plot
with more twists and turns than a mountain road. Having said that, this is one of the GREAT "Murphy's Law" comedies of all time! Nothing seems to go quite right for poor Danny Aiello
until the very end. Meanwhile, we are treated to cadevars that
won't stay put, robbers and gunslingers who can't shoot straight,
an actor with more technique than conviction (brilliantly played
by Alfred Molina) and a nice, but brief nude scene from Angelina
Jolie. Implausible events pile up on one another like dead bodies in a Clint Eastwood shoot-em-up, yet everything is done
with a wink and a totally vacant stare that keeps you involved.
The reaction shots on the actors' faces are priceless!
This movie isn't for everyone, but if you like your comedies
oddball to off-the-wall, you'll LOVE this one!"