- Brendan Frasier, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Sissy Spacek
- Hugh Wilson
- Comedy, Romance
- Release date
- February 12, 1999
- Where to watch
Blast from the Past is a fun and delightful romantic comedy that is sure to make you smile from ear to ear. Brendan Fraser (The Whale, The Mummy) and Alicia Silverstone (Clueless) are both delightful as the leads, and their chemistry is electric. The film’s premise – a man who has been living in a bomb shelter for 35 years and emerges into modern society – is wacky and unique, and the script is full of clever one-liners and charming anachronisms. The supporting cast, including Christopher Walken and Sissy Spacek, is top-notch and adds to the film’s overall appeal.
Blast from the Past
One of the things that really stands out in “Blast from the Past” is the performances of Fraser and Silverstone. Fraser shines as the endearing Adam Webber, a man who has spent his entire life in a bomb shelter, and his wide-eyed innocence and curiosity about the world outside are a joy to watch. Silverstone is equally delightful as Eve, the woman who helps Adam adjust to life in the modern world, and the two have undeniable chemistry.
Christopher Walken delivers his usual brand of offbeat humor in his role as Calvin Webber, Adam’s father. Walken brings a unique charm to the character, and his scenes are some of the funniest in the film.
Sissy Spacek also shines in her role as Helen Webber, Adam’s mother. Spacek brings a warmth and humanity to the character, and her scenes with Fraser are some of the most touching in the film. She and Walken have great chemistry together and their performances add to the overall appeal of the film.
The movie’s premise is so unique and wacky that it’s hard not to be won over by its sheer absurdity, and the script makes the most of this by delivering a steady stream of laughs.
Overall, “Blast from the Past” is a must-see for any fan of romantic comedies. It’s a delightful and entertaining film that is sure to win over audiences with its charm, humor, and heart. Whether you’re a fan of Fraser and Silverstone or just looking for a fun and enjoyable romantic comedy, “Blast from the Past” is a film that is sure to please.
Eve starts the film as a streetwise ball-breaking “independent” woman but she’s powerless against Adam’s old-world chivalry. So, no woke there.
There is a gay character in the film but he’s performed to comedic perfection by Kid’s In The Hall alumn David Foley, and there’s no awkwardly shoehorned Disney-like agenda. He just is gay, and it’s mostly played for laughs.
James Carrick is a passionate film enthusiast with a degree in theater and philosophy. James approaches dramatic criticism from a philosophic foundation grounded in aesthetics and ethics, offering insight and analysis that reveals layers of cinematic narrative with a touch of irreverence and a dash of snark.