Now available on DVD, the film follows the time-tested "stop the package before it gets to the girlfriend" plot, with Paul Rudd as our hapless cross-country traveller, trying to save the ultimate breakup letter from reaching its intended (Taylor), who turns out (of course) not to be cheating on him. Wacky hijinks ensue -- most of them being quite funny. Larry Drake's even-more-hapless delivery man (on his first day of work) faces off with the deadly duo. A serial killer runs across our hero's path. The gang runs out of money and has to dine and dash (with disastrous effect), and even Witherspoon's car takes a turn for the worse as it plummets from a cliff. This is a Road Trip that works equally well as a date movie (in fact it's one of my wife's favorite guilty pleasures, and mine too for that matter).
Definitely a recommended sleeper that's more than worth your while and stands up well to repeat viewings.
Run time: 87 mins
In Theaters: Tuesday 7th April 1998
Distributed by: New Line Home Entertainment
Production compaines: Motion Picture Corporation of America (MPCA)
Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 43%
Fresh: 3 Rotten: 4
IMDB: 6.2 / 10
Director: Jason Bloom