Directed by Oliver Stone. Starring, Sean Penn, Jennifer Lopez, Nick Nolte, Billy Bob Thornton, Powers Booth, Claire Danes, John Voight and Joaquin Phoenix. Rated R.
U-Turn opens in the Arizona Desert with graphic scenes of road kill which grab the attention and although horrific, evokes sporadic laughter, not so much tinged with mirth as shock and a little nausea.
But, not being one to hold a grudge, hubby Jake, offers Bobby a lift back to town during which he asks Bobby to kill his very lovely, and much younger wife.
It seems Bobby was not her first flirt and Jake would rather collect on an insurance policy
than put up with the public gossiping.
Of course our Bobby has to take some time out to wrestle with his conscience before agreeing to the job and after losing all his dough in someone else's bungled hold-up he agrees to do the dastardly deed....
This movie toys with every emotion and base instinct of the human psyche.