U Turn (1997)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Thriller


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A man heading to Vegas to pay off his gambling debt before the Russian mafia kills him is forced to stop in an Arizona town where everything that can go wrong does go wrong.


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8 March 2005 | FrancesTheWHORE
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| Billy Bob Thornton And Joaquin Phoenix Stole The Movie, With What Little Parts They Had.
U-Turn is about a man named Bobby Cooper (Sean Penn) who is on his way to pay a debt to a gangster when his car breaks down in the small, redneck town of Superior. There, Bobby is taken advantage of by the good IL' boys in every way possible, from the dirty mechanic to the town sheriff. He meets a beautiful girl named Grace (Jennifer Lopez) and falls for her, and she seemingly falls for him as well. From here, there are twists and turns in the plot all the way to the very end of the movie.

Sean Penn was decent as Bobby, but seemed a bit week and was taken advantage of a bit too easily. I guess that was Bobby's character so he did a good job. Jennifer Lopez did not have as big a part as I thought, but she did OK with it. Nothing spectacular, just OK.

The characters that stole the movie, in my honest opinion, were Darrell the mechanic (Billy Bob Thornton) and Toby N. Tucker (Joaquin Phoenix). They had the redneck stereotypes down pat, especially Thornton.

This movie was a decent little thriller. I am glad I did not see it way back when it was in theaters but it is OK for a rental. I give 7 of 10 stars.

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Details

Release Date:

3 October 1997

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA, France

Filming Locations

Florence, Arizona, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,730,440 5 October 1997

Gross USA:

$6,682,098

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,682,098

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