The Road to Wellville
An unhappy young couple visit the infamous Kellogg spa in Battle Creek, Michigan while a young hustler tries get into the breakfast-cereal business and compete against John Kellogg's corn flakes.
Comedy of bodily fluids is filled with annoyingly wacky characters you don’t care about, has no forward narrative thrust, and only a few, cheap, vulgar laughs.
1.5 out of 5 (C-)
Off-putting at first, this self-consciously scatological comedy does grow on one, largely because Anthony Hopkins gives one of the great hambone performances as Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, the crackpot inventor of cornflakes. Lording it over his experimental health retreat in Battle Creek, Kellogg speaks passionately about the evils of meat-eating and sex (“An erection is a flagpole on yer grave”). Hopkins, pushing a Foghorn Leghorn accent past the ugliest set of buck teeth in film history, is a good enough reason to watch.
When he’s not around, the movie inevitably deflates, though there’s decent work by Bridget Fonda and Matthew Broderick as a troubled couple at the retreat, John Cusack as an enterprising young businessman looking to cash in on…
Que elenco. Que filme. E como descobriu a Coca-Cola. Sensacional.
I first watched this in 1994, when I was 14. I liked it for the sins of the flesh. Not much has changed, but I like the movie more as an adult.
what........ THE fuck???????
Quite possible the worst movie I have ever been forced to watch to the end. When I am reminded of it now, I automatically sneer. I have never been able to enjoy cereal the same way since, and 17 years later my friend is still not allowed to choose the movie.