Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby (1999) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby (1999) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby (1999) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)

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Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby (1999) (BLU-RAY REVIEW)
DIRECTED BY: Matthew Bright
Starring: Natasha Lyonne, Vincent Gallo, Kendall Saunders
RATED: R/REGION A/1:78/1080P/NUMBER OF DISCS 1
AVAILABLE FROM Dark Force Entertainment

In this modern update of the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale (actually more like Gretel and Gretel), 15-year old Crystal is a bulimic delinquent who makes her living by beating and robbing potential “tricks”. While awaiting a 25-year jail term, Crystal hooks up with a psychotic young lesbian named Cyclona, doing time for slaughtering her entire family. After escaping, they head for Mexico, where Cyclona’s saviour Sister Gomez lives in a confectionery full of children. Along the way, they leave a trail of crack rocks, binging and purging, and dead people.

Freeway 2: Confessions Of A Trick Baby isn’t just an odd title for a sequel in name only to Freeway, it is a very weird movie that does some shocking and out of left field things all the while still managing to be a solid and watchable movie. The movie starts off as a modern for its time prison flick before it turns into a story of girls on the run. Our lead isn’t the most likable person but she’s more likable than her crazy and kill-happy cohort she’s on the run with. Where this movie really keeps you interesting and where it really gains its fame seems to be because you are just never sure what the heck will happen next. From random moments where our leading girl (called “White Girl”) who just so happens to have an eating disorder projectile vomits on someone in a way that would make the exorcist proud, to she other crazy girl in question trying to masturbate with two dead bodies. You just never know where this one is heading.

So we watch these girls on the run as the cops are on their trail. We see them do some very dumb things along the way, each thing managing to make things all the more interesting. And we have such random twists and turns along the way that we are never sure just what the heck will happen next. I can’t sit here and say that this is everyone’s kind of movie. I don’t think you can show it to “Johnny Come Lately” who is always watching whatever is out new at the Redbox, but I do think anyone who likes cult movies and the odder areas of cinema will enjoy what they get here. This is clearly a movie for fans of exploitation and if that is what you are looking for you will find all of that and then some here with this movie.

Extras

  • All-new interviews with director Matthew Bright and producer Chris Hanley
  • Behind the Scenes featurette featuring John Landis (Animal House, The Blues Brothers)

Quality of Transfer: 95%

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