My Old Addiction

The Road To Wellville

The Road To WellvilleB

(out of 5)


 stays at a nineteenth-century health resort led by Dr. Kellogg (), whose methods are unorthodox at best (and who became famous later for his breakfast cereals). Broderick meets an assortment of characters, including socialite  and wilting maiden , both of whom spark his fancy. Dr. Kellogg has various oddball ways of improving people’s spiritual health, but this film does nothing for healthy entertainment, and without any good humour or even a discernible storyline you’re left with a mishmash of low-brow slapstick scenes and bad dialogue. Rachel Portman’s delightful score is just about the only thing that this film has to recommend itself.


Beacon Communications, Beacon Pictures, Columbia Pictures Corporation, Dirty Hands Productions, Per-Fo Pictures

USA, 1994

Directed by Alan Parker

Screenplay by Alan Parker, based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by , , Alan Parker

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


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