Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
US Release Day: July 3rd 1985
Marty McFly is a struggling teen living in Hill Valley in 1985. His family defines “dysfunctional”. His father is a complete loser, his mom is a raging alcoholic and his siblings are utterly and completely lame! His only friend is non other than eccentric and crazy scientist Dr. Emmett Brown (or ‘Doc’ as Marty calls him), whose latest creation is non other than a plutonium-powered DeLorean “time machine”. However when Marty is accidentally sent back to 1955, he must solve two things: First, he must find the young Doc in order to travel back to 1985 (did I mention that he cannot plutonium-power it in 1955?), and secondly must help his own teenage father (still a loser) conquer his teenage mother’s heart, who develops the hots for Marty himself! Marty is suddenly faced with a cataclysmic problem: If his parents never meet, he will cease to exist! To make all things even worse, he also has to cope with Biff, the town bully, who constantly makes the situation worse., and ultimately has to find a way to get back to the Future…
This movie is just great. Michael J. Fox’s performance is wonderful, but it’s Christopher Lloyd’s ‘Doc’ who steals the show. The chemistry between the whole cast is simply electric. The references to 80′s in the 50′s are hilarious (The Calvin Klein joke. The Ronald Reagan joke, etc…). This is seriously one of my favorite movies and is considered to be a cult classic. Back to the Future made Michael J. Fox an overnight star, and before he knew it, he was offered roles all over Hollywood. Perhaps the young generation (people born in the 90′s and above) won’t like it because they might not find it funny or interesting enough but the thing is, you have to look as this movie, as if you were watching it in 1985. You will appreciate it more. The truth is that Back to the future, is a fantastic movie loved by many generations, and is filled with heart, comedy and a never ending race against the clock. If you do like it, be sure to check out Back to the Future parts: II and III.
Dr. Emmett Brown: Now, remember – according to my theory, you interfered with your parents first meeting. If they don’t meet, they won’t fall in love, they won’t get married and they won’t have kids. That’s why your older brother’s disappearing from that photograph. Your sister will follow, and unless you repair the damage, you’ll be next.
Marty McFly: Sounds pretty heavy.
Dr. Emmett Brown: Weight has nothing to do with it.
Fun Fact: A fridge was supposed to be used instead of the DeLorean in an earlier version of the script.
Favorite Moment: When Marty plays an “oldie” at the school dance.