J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson, Claudia Wells, Thomas F. Wilson
1985, 116 minutes, Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Description:What would it be
like to meet your parents in their youth? Billed as a special-effects
comedy, this imaginative film (the top box-office smash of 1985) has high
schooler Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox, during the height of his TV success)
being catapulted back to the '50s where he sees his parents in their teens, and
accidentally changes the history of how Mom and Dad met.
Science fiction is so infused
into popular culture that few people think of the Back To The Future movies as
science fiction, but with its tales of traveling back into time it is simply nothing
else. Okay, a comedy with a
sci-fi theme then!
In this one Marty McFly
(Michael J. Fox) is caught in the 1950s while Doc (over-the-top Christopher Lloyd) whose souped-up De Lorean is the time machine tries to get him back to the
present. Or 1985 at least.
family fun even as the ultimate icky Oedipal fantasy of traveling into time and
meeting your mother and having her fall in love with you is realized. But don't worry: the
movie plays it as "Imagine what it would be like to meet your parents when
they were your age?" No kinky stuff so you can
let your kids watch this with a clear conscience . . .