Cinema: Detour


Directed by Martin Ritt

Screenplay by Gary Devore

Back Roads is the kind of movie that no one actually needs: another retelling of a kind of boondock fairy tale everyone has heard too often. On the other hand, it could turn out to be a movie that quite a few people will want to go to once the word gets around that Sally Field is at her most winning in the leading role.

To dispense quickly with the story: Field is a tart-tempered tart with a gold-filled heart forced to hit the road, looking for the good life she imagines...

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