Me and Will
Threat advisory: Low - Low risk of entertaining activities
A sexy, intense road movie about two LA girls (Sherrie Rose as Jane and Melissa Behr as Will) who break out of rehab and hit the highway on their Harleys in search of adventure and the legendary hog ridden by Peter Fonda in the cult movie Easy rider.
Persons of interest
- Sherrie Rose .... Jane
- Jason Hall .... Bartender
- Bret Domrose .... Announcer, Dogstar/Himself
- Patrick Dempsey .... Fast Eddie
- Melissa Behr .... Will
- Shane Clark .... Partier
- Billy Wirth .... Charlie
- Johnny Whitworth .... Fred
- Seymour Cassel .... Roy
- Brittney Williams .... Young Jane
- Lisa Lacrosse .... Trailer Blonde
- Peter Fonda .... Easy rider clip (archive footage)
- Dennis Hopper .... Easy rider clip (archive footage)
- Melissa Behr .... Screenwriter
- Sherrie Rose .... Screenwriter
- Melissa Behr .... Director
- Sherrie Rose .... Director
Cinematic intelligence sources
Special Agent Matti
Blonde bimbo biker babes on the road.
Hehehe, hahaha, hohoho. Sometimes you have to wonder what's going on inside people's heads. Imagine, if you will, a film called Thelma and Louise without the big name stars, without the big budget, without the big studio support and without the aesthetic values of a big time filmmaker. Now set it on Harleys. The result is Me and Will, a no-name, small budget, independent, first-time filmmaker flick with as much going for it as tampons on the beach.
Me and Will gives you the impression that half of it was written while under the influence and the other half was performed while under the influence (some of it clearly was). It's such an intensely serious story that it forgets what life is actually like: for every bird that shits on your head there's another one singing to the break of day. Themes like child abuse, drug abuse and destructive relationships are good starting points for films but they can't sustain one all the way to the end. You need characters who can suffer under the burden of their knowledge, characters who can lash out and destroy other people without a thought, characters who can suck the life out of their companions until they're both walking dead. This film gives you characters who are so busy running (to and from) that they never stop to interact with anyone else, let alone each other. The supposed bond between Jane and Will looks fake.
Perhaps it's because they wrote, directed and starred in their own film, but Melissa and Sherrie wander about as if they're acting in two different movies: one about going home and the other about staying away. Their paths hardly ever cross despite spending most of their time on-screen together, which would be an accomplishment if it weren't so at odds with the journey they are supposed to be making.
Some people just don't get it.
If you have a thing for chicks who wear leather and ride their own Harleys then you can sit back with a few beers and a jar of vaseline and have a good time; there's no other reason why you'd want to watch Me and Will. Yeesh.
Security censorship classification
MA 15+ (Drug use)
96 minutes (1:36 hours)
Not for public release in Australia before date
Film: 9 August 2000