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Tollbooth

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Tollbooth

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Fairuza Balk, Lenny Von Dohlen
genre:
Drama, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B

Set in the Florida of the Weekly World News where people thrive on roadkill and bodies are ground into fishing chum, this atmospheric semicomedy follows a Miami Vice-obsessed tollbooth attendant who accidentally kills his girlfriend’s father. Like most such projects, this one succeeds on the strength of its cast, with The Craft‘s Fairuza Balk making the most of her sulking power, and Twin Peaks‘ Von Dohlen doing a low-rent Nicolas Cage. Even though the plot ultimately gets mired in its own weirdness, Tollbooth proves that some good can come from bad things — even in the tired genre of quirky indie films. B

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