"Freeway" is a 1996 crime-thriller film directed by Matthew Bright and starring Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, and Brooke Shields. The film is loosely based on the classic fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood" and follows a teenage delinquent named Vanessa Lutz (played by Reese Witherspoon) who is on the run from the law after she is implicated in a string of crimes. Along the way, she meets Bob Wolverton (played by Kiefer Sutherland), a seemingly kind and gentle man who is actually a serial killer.
The film has been praised for its darkly comic tone and its unflinching depiction of the bleak realities of poverty and abuse. Witherspoon's performance in particular has been widely acclaimed, with many critics noting her transformation from a rebellious and street-smart teenager to a more complex and empathetic character as the film progresses.
"Freeway" was a critical success upon its release and has since become something of a cult classic, known for its edgy humor, graphic violence, and provocative take on a classic fairy tale.