Driving through the desert, a divorced father (Matt Frewer) and his pubescent daughter (Drew Barrymore) run out of gas, wind up in a sleazy trailer park, and battle a psycho--to whose point of view the audience is confined by the camera and thus can't see him. FAR FROM HOME isn't as bad as
it might have been, but it could have been much better: though Frewer and Barrymore are uninspired as the leads, Susan Tyrrell (as the hilarious trailer-park owner) is well cast, as are Richard Masur as a strange but likable Vietnam vet; Jennifer Tilly and Karen Austin as another pair of stranded
drivers; Dick Miller as a sheriff; and former Playboy
Playmate Teri Weigel, w...