The movie U Turn was based on the book Ici Commence l'Enfer.
Movie details for U Turn
Actors on this movie include Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Lopez, Powers Boothe, Claire Danes, Joaquin Phoenix, Jon Voight, Billy Bob Thornton, Abraham Benrubi, Richard Rutowski, Aida Linares, Sean Stone, Ilia Volokh, Valeri Nikolayev, Brent Briscoe, Bo Hopkins, Julie Hagerty, Annie Tien, Sheri Foster and Laurie Metcalf.
The first 40 minutes or so are "fun" to a point. Penn is the perfect near-creep to root for, and as he wanders back into town after meeting Grace, the eclectic characters pile up. But soon it gets monotonous, tiring, and just plain ugly. And when incest and bloody fights begin, the fun is gone. If Penn weren't so solid an actor and able to be empathetic in the most morose situations, the movie would be unwatchable at stretches. Lopez makes another good impression, but this is not a performance that stands out. Nolte, raspy and ill-looking, is the Lee Marvin of the '90s. Before U Turn is over, you are already wondering if Oliver Stone will do something else, something more important, soon. --Doug Thomas