The Road to Wellville
The Road to Wellville (1994)

In this unique comedy, set in 1907, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg runs the Battle Creek Sanitarium based on his bizarre beliefs about health. Much of the story focuses on Will and Eleanor Lightbody, a young couple who came to heal and sort out… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 28, 1994
DVD Release Date: September 10, 2002
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Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
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Rob Gonsalves

Off-putting at first, this self-consciously scatological comedy does grow on one.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Much maligned Alan Parker comedy that looks better all the time

Shane Burridge

One hilarious organic metaphor after another

Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Even a stellar cast can't save this meandering farce from a script that needs a high colonic.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Quirky comedy that suggests that most health fads are based, at root, on a desire for more sex, and further that most "professionals" in that game are… More
Lafe Fredbjornson
A charming comedy about the health fads which were sweeping America in the late 1800's. It kindof reminds me of all the crazes these days. The events are… More
Arash Xak
Another extravagantly underrated film, Funny & fun, A wonderful satire & a pretty good comedy with great perfs, I still feel that I've rated it a… More
Cassandra Maples
I can't believe some of the reviews I've read on this site about The Road to Wellville. Some people complain that it was crude and disgusting, others… More