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Back to the Future


Roger Davidson

Back to the Future
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A Sci-Fi time travel classic, with plenty of nostalgia and comedy to hold you over. Michael J. Fox plays Marty McFly, a regular teenager whose family is a hopeless bunch of losers. His only buddy, the slightly loony Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), invents a time machine out of an old DeLorean. Through a series of mishaps, Fox ends up becoming the first human time traveler. Sent back to 1955, he meets up with his parents (Crispin Glover and Lea Thompson). But the way he meets his parents nearly destroys the balance of time, which could cause a paradox that will insure that Fox never exists. With the help of the younger (though still looney) 1955 version of Lloyd, Fox sets about to restore the past so he will exist, help his dad stand up to the town bully Biff (Thomas F. Wilson) and get back to the future.

Full of plenty exciting, cliffhanger moments and touching scenes involving before-and-after nostalgia and a talented group of then-young performers (Fox, Thompson, et al.), as well as seasoned veterans (Lloyd, in a standout performance). The best scenes involve the comic differences between the innocent world of 1955, and the slightly tainted one of 1985. A good beginning to one of the best Sci-Fi series ever! An excellent Huey Lewis soundtrack helps!!

My Rating = Four Stars

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