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The Road to Wellville (1994)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  28 October 1994 (USA)
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A story about the ins and outs of one unusual health facility in the early 20th century, run by the eccentric Dr. Kellogg.

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Eleanor Lightbody
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George Kellogg
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Goodloe Bender
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Dr. Lionel Badger
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Endymion Hart-Jones
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Ida Muntz
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Nurse Irene Graves
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Virginia Cranehill
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Poultney Dab
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Mrs. Tindermarsh
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Young George Kellogg
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A madcap portrayal of William Lightbody's stay at the health farm run by cereal king Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. William's wife, Eleanor, has persuaded him to go to Kellogg to have his system cleaned of impurities. Kellogg is very unconventional, and almost barbaric in his treatments. Written by Rob Hartill

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health | therapy | sex | eccentric | cereal | See more »

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A comedy of the heart and other organs.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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28 October 1994 (USA)  »

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The Road to Wellville  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

£932,040 (UK) (24 February 1995)
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When Mr. Unpronounceable is dead, you can see him breathing. See more »

Quotes

Waiter: What would you like for dinner?
William Lightbody: Toast.
Waiter: And how would you like that, sir?
William Lightbody: Toasted.
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Rigoletto
By Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by JoAnne McNamara and Constantin Belyayev
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People, you definitely missed the point!
20 August 2003 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

RTW is by all means a very funny movie. Sure, one can find it disgusting in some details, but it is nothing more than a point of view. On the formal side, you cannot say much against it: it has an excellent cast, superb costumes and buildings, it almost captured this long gone time. And, by the way, these stupid gadgets and therapies, they were real, they didn´t invent anything. OK, the story could be a little bit straighter, but thats all. Otherwise, RTW is holding a mirror for the health and fitness obsession of our times and one should be able to laugh about that too. All in all a good one. I´m sorry for those, who cannot like it because of their prudery, rest of you just try to watch a little bit more open - minded.


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