Back to the Future
In this 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the ’50s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents (Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson), and must make sure that they fall in love or he’ll cease to exist. Even more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his own time and save the life of Doc Brown.
1985, 114 MINUTES, Rated PG, USA, Directed by Robert Zemeckis
"Michael J. Fox is bright and likeable, convincing as a 17-year-old, and excellent when he introduces rock-and-roll to a stunned high school audience only just getting over doo wop."- David Robinson, TIMES (UK)
"This piece of Pop Art Americana is a clever, generally engaging screwball comedy."- Pauline Kael, NEW YORKER
"Superbly put together, an absolute classic.... an imaginative story filled with heart and humour."- Victoria Luxford, BBC.COM
"Zemeckis and Gale have given the movie a core of feeling that makes real claims on us. For all its comedy, Back to the Future is about a kid coming to terms with his parents' inadequacies, a moment familiar to everyone, and the fulcrum in growing up."- Paul Attanasio, WASHINGTON POST