Fun Size Review: The Road to Yesterday (1925)

Bonkers script? Check! Purple title cards? Check! Weird plot? Check! Tons of quality entertainment? You bet! Cecil B. DeMille’s wacky time travel romance makes absolutely no sense but that is all just part of the fun.

A modern flapper is on the outs with her minister boyfriend (he is just ruining her reputation!) and it looks like all is lost until a train crash catapults them to… sixteenth century England? William Boyd, Vera Reynolds, Joseph Schildkraut and Jetta Goudal are all on hand for the wacky adventures.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

Everyone dies in the past but then wakes up, having learned their lesson. Love all around!

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Chocoflan. Caramel AND chocolate AND cake? Sometimes too much is just enough.

Availability: Released on DVD.


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  1. Karen

    I saw this film years ago and was enchanted by the non-stop implausibility. I couldn’t imagine which direction it was going in, and when the time travel kicked in, I gave it an honorary Oscar for Best Performance by a Cast Playing It Straight When They Were Dying To Giggle. Bring on the popcorn !!

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