July 5, 2007

Underrated Movie of the Week

U-Turn, 1997, dir. Oliver Stone, starring Sean Penn, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Powers Boothe, Jon Voight, Claire Danes, Joaquin Phoenix, Billy Bob Thornton, Julie Hagerty, Ilia Volokh, Valery Nikolaev, Brent Briscoe, Bo Hopkins and Laurie Metcalfe.

Sure, pretty much everyone hates this movie, but I enjoy it for being so completely and utterly bonkers. It was also back when Jennifer Lopez was an interesting up-and-coming actress. It feels like a lifetime ago, doesn't it?


Emma said...


Thanks for signing up to my "Performance that Changed Your Life" blogathon. Time has flown, and it is this Saturday! So this is just a poke from me to remind you.

Looking forward to reading your entry,

JA said...

Does everybody hate this movie? I remember really liking it, but I haven't seen it since it first came out. And I'm fairly certain I remember Roger Ebert giving it a good review but this was before I realized that Roger Ebert gives any movie with Jennifer Lopez in it a good review.

Barry said...

I like this movie too. Jennifer Lopez is amazing in it as well as being smokin' hot.

Paul Martin said...

Not only did I like this film, but it was the film in which I decided I liked Oliver Stone as a director. I also thought Jennifer Lopez was a good actress, but that was before she became JLo.

My partner and I use a line from this film quite regularly: "Still lucky".