Back to the Future (1985)

Starring Edmonton’s own Michael J. Fox, Back to the Future is the first of three films in the series written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale and directed by Zemeckis that became a cultural sensation.

Fox plays a hot-headed teenager named Marty McFly who spends more time on his skateboard, with his girlfriend Jennifer (Claudia Wells) or with his mad scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) rather than in class. His problems start after a trip in Doc Brown’s time travelling DeLorean which leaves him stuck in 1955 and prevents his parents, George and Lorraine, from actually meeting.

Fortunately Marty is able to get help from Doc Brown who devises a plan to get Marty back to his own time, but in order to do so Marty must right the time paradoxes he set in motion and help his parents not only meet, but fall in love.

Back to the Future is a one of a kind movie mixing action, comedy, romance, and adventure. Although released in 1985, this film is still a delight to watch today.

Review by Antoine Clerc-Renaud


Michael J. Fox




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Starring Michael J. Fox