I had to discuss one of my favorite movies: Freeway. I was never a big fan of Reese Witherspoon, the lead actress, but I knew I had to do a Freeway review after seeing it.
Freeway is about an illiterate girl who is fleeing from being put in foster care. She gets picked up after the car she stole breaks down, and the person who picked her up happens to be a serial killer. The serial killer is played by Kiefer Sutherland, who is genuinely creepy, and I have suspected that he may be a serial killer in real life, so he fits the part perfect. The main character of Freeway, as mentioned, is played by Reese Witherspoon, who looks too old for the age of the character she plays.
As you read this Freeway review, you may ask yourself: so what makes this movie any good? The answer is that the theme of this movie hovers around sex and violence. The main character, Vanessa, was raped by her stepfather, later tries to get corpse-raped by the serial killer, and then tries to get raped by a character played by Brittany Murphy while in lock-up. Yes, Brittany Murphy is in this movie, although you it is hard to tell it’s her at first. Although her part is fitting, as she is a drug addict and we all know how many movies she had been cast as a drug addict. Vanessa is involved in murdering a woman and cutting a man with a handmade knife to escape, where she then tries to find her grandma.
Freeway has gained a massive following and widespread praise due to various noteworthy elements. The film’s unique blend of dark humor and a gritty, modern take on the classic Little Red Riding Hood tale keeps audiences engaged and intrigued. Reese Witherspoon delivers an exceptional performance, showcasing her acting prowess and further elevating the film’s impact. Furthermore, the thought-provoking themes and unexpected twists throughout the storyline contribute to the movie’s lasting impression and distinguish it as a truly great cinematic experience.
Despite its many positive aspects, some viewers argue that Freeway also contains certain drawbacks that detract from the overall experience. Critics have pointed out the film’s explicit violence and graphic content, which may be off-putting or unsuitable for certain audiences. Additionally, its dark and twisted portrayal of certain characters may evoke feelings of unease, alienating some viewers who prefer more lighthearted or traditional adaptations of classic tales. Nevertheless, these controversial elements contribute to the film’s distinct identity and appeal to a specific demographic, creating a fascinating dichotomy between its supporters and detractors.
This movie is a lot of fun, but it’s not for everyone. Many people get shot or killed in this movie. That being said, it is an exciting film with several twists and turns that make it worth seeing. (affiliate link) Give it a shot.