#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A madcap portrayal of William Lightbody’s stay at the health farm run by cereal king Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. William’s wife, Eleanor, has persuaded him to go to Kellogg to have his system cleaned of impurities. Kellogg is very unconventional, and almost barbaric in his treatments.
Plot: 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.
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one of the best comedies I’ve ever seen
I can’t believe some of the reviews I’ve read on this site about The Road to Wellville. Some people complain that it was crude and disgusting, others complain that it didn’t have a coherent plot, and still others whine that it wasn’t historically accurate (concerning Dr. Kellogg’s methods). Those reviewers clearly missed the boat.
As for those who thought the movie was crude and disgusting, what did you expect from a comedy set in a turn-of-the-century health sanitorium run by a well meaning but eccentric doctor? Such a movie is bound to contain scenes of patients vomiting, getting enemas, and having a sexual tryst or two, just as undoubtedly occurred in many health sanitoriums at that time. Furthermore, none of those scenes were graphic, so I don’t understand anybody being offended by them.
As for complaints that the movie didn’t have a coherent plot, it didn’t need one. It was a comedy, not a drama! The health sanitorium setting was a perfect vehicle for satirizing turn-of-the-century attitudes about health, and it was the dialogue and comedic situations that held the movie together and kept it moving, not its plot.
Finally, for those who complain that the movie wasn’t historically accurate about Dr. Kellogg’s actual methods (such as his character’s use of electric-powered machines for health therapy), the movie was a comedy, not a biography! It was meant to elicit laughs, and in that respect it was a smashing success. I haven’t laughed so much during a movie in a long time.
Some people should take Sargeant Hulka’s (“Stripes”) advice and “lighten up.” Good comedy is not dependent on plot or historical accuracy to be entertaining; all that matters is that it’s funny, and Wellville was one of the funniest comedies I’ve ever seen.
Not A Road You Want To Take
I remember anticipating a really entertaining, fun movie after I read the VHS box describing the story and then read the list of actors in here. Wow, very impressive: Anthony Hopkins, John Cuscak, Matthew Broderick, Bridget Fonda, Dana Carvey, Colm Meaney, Michael Lerner, on and and on.
“Bathroom humor” or discussing bowel movements, etc., didn’t bother me. In fact, I can laugh at that. What disappointed me about this film was that (1) – it simply wasn’t funny and (2) the acting – mainly by Cusack – was brutal (3) the story was not put together well; just a mess. Cusack’s loud over-acting was extremely annoying. What was he thinking? Normally a fine actor, he was the worst part of this movie, just grating. As for the classy Hopkins to be in this picture….well, all I can say is look at his resume: this wasn’t the first time he wasn’t very discerning about roles to play. It is disappointing, though.
As for the crude humor, you make the lines funny if you’re going that route or you’ll just turn people off, which is what happened to this movie. I actually gave this movie two chances, thinking I missed something.
For those few elitist critics here who think the rest of the folks “don’t get it,” well, maybe it’s you who are full of crap, in addition the people in this movie.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 58 min (118 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Alan Parker
Writer T. Coraghessan Boyle (novel), Alan Parker (screenplay)
Actors Anthony Hopkins, Bridget Fonda, Matthew Broderick, John Cusack
Awards 3 nominations.
Production Company Dirty Hands Productions, Beacon Communications, Columbia Pictures, Beacon Pictures, Per-Fo Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory DuArt Film Laboratories Inc., New York, USA (color), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm