The Road to Wellville
This wrong-headed adaptation of the very funny (and scatological) novel by T. Coraghessan Boyle was written and directed by Alan Parker, who doesn't seem to have much of a clue. It's not a botch, just a movie that hammers its efforts at humor too hard. The focus is split between three story lines: the life of cereal tycoon John Kellogg (Anthony Hopkins with buck teeth), who has created a health spa for the wealthy that focuses on regular cleansing of the digestive tract (as well as applications of electricity); the troubles of an unhappy young couple (Matthew Broderick and Bridget Fonda), who come to the spa hoping to cure their marital ills (Broderick gets the worst of the deal); and the efforts of a young hustler (John Cusack), who is trying to break into the breakfast-cereal business but gets taken by an even bigger hustler (Michael Lerner).
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.