Of course, there is this scene, which will surely never be forgotten by anybody with eyes and a preference for the male gender.
Straight teenage boys of the 1980s had Phoebe Cates topless poolside, so I think it's acceptable that I had Steve Zahn's naked rear end and boots as a formative part of my teenage years, yeah?
Yeah! Paul Walker's backside ain't too bad either. Ahem.
Selling the film a tad short, however, is cast-member Leelee Sobieski. She of the enduring 'young Helen Hunt' tag and mature-beyond-her-years voice provides one of the three (THREE!) audio commentaries to Joy Ride aka Road Kill's DVD and she describes the above nude scene as "the scene ... where they run naked and that's just the point of the whole film." She also comments that "this is just genius!" and I can't say I disagree! Can we talk about Leelee Sobieski's audio commentary for a moment though? I don't tend to listen to audio commentaries all that often - something about spending upwards of 90 minutes listening to what can really only amount to a lot of nonsense and yawnsome small talk - but I randomly gave this track a go last night because I wasn't tired enough for sleep and thought they might have something comical to say about the nude scene. Alas...
Really, this commentary is truly bonkers. Right off the bat she admits to hoping she doesn't make a commentary that's merely her pointing out what's happening - "that's me and Paul in a car!" she says for instance - so when she instantly does do this I kinda figured she was taking the piss. Before long she's discussing how funny it is that her character is wearing brown underwear because "I don't think anybody wears brown underwear, but I'm going to Brown University at the moment and I think they should manufacture Brown Brown Underwear because I think that would be really funny." O_O and it only gets weirder. I can honestly say I laughed a lot throughout the parts that I watched and it reminded me a lot of the Arnold Schwartzenegger in Total Recall commentary that is so good. Sobieski, at one point, informs us dear listeners "that was a real truck, ladies and gentlemen!" before going into a baffling five-minute long one-sided conversation about corn. Corn this! Corn that! Corn! CORN! I didn't count, but I reckon she said the word "corn" about 100 times during that one scene in the cornfield. Corn! Not too long after that she's discussing her recent trip to Caracas, impersonating Native American tribal chants, wishing she had a horrible ex boyfriend so she could destroy his car, and about how "I find fire to be really, really beautiful... and it's really hot AND CAN BURN YOU!" Leelee's mad, you guys!
I like that whenever Steve Zahn pops up he doesn't even pretend to have anything insightful to add and instead just impersonates car noises. I guess that sits nicely alongside Leelee impersonating Linda Blair in The Exorcist for some reason (it actually related to how she got cuts from the cornfield and was worried she's look like Reagen!) In the end, I had a hoot watching that audio commentary. Certainly provided far more entertainment than I was ever expecting. Towards the end Leelee apologises for being "hyper" after having drunk some Canadian Dry frappucino like drink and exclaiming "it's always fun to share boob stories!" Indeed it is, Leelee. Indeed it is.