Movie To Watch - Breakdown

by Liz Heather in


This movie is fantastic. I saw it for the first time when it came out (fuck, about sixteen years ago) and just re-watched it the other night. Still fantastic. Everything about it is perfect. (Not fun fact: for the longest time I thought it was Jeff Bridges and William Petersen (Grissom!) in this movie - and it's obviously not, but rather Kurt Russell and J.T. Walsh.) 

The premise still terrifies me: "A couple is driving across the country when they find themselves stranded in the middle of a desert with nothing around. The woman takes a ride with a friendly trucker to a small diner to call for help, but after a long time, the man becomes worried. He finds that no one in the diner has seen or heard from his wife. When he finds the trucker who gave her the ride, the trucker swears he has never seen her." Does that not sound terrifying?! The twelve year old me couldn't handle how awful that sounded. Anyway, great movie. See it if you haven't. It's on American Nexflix.