Homer is a penniless guy (James Belushi) trying to get to his father's home in Oregon City. He is desperate for a lift as he doesn't have much money. Eddie is a quirky woman (Whoopi Goldberg), who has a car and a strange sense of humour. They meet one day in the scrap yard, as Homer ends up sleeping in her car, and the friendship begins. This is their plight and how they got to Oregon city, via Eddie's home town to see her mother.
This is a bizarre movie, there's not much going on in it, but at the same time a great friendship emerges between the two. I like the way they stick together no matter what, even though Eddie tries to hide the fact that she would go in a blink of an eye if she wanted to. James and Whoopi work great together, and are really funny - though sometimes you feel they've borrowed a lot from other buddy comedies.
This is worth renting, as both leads are excellent, but there's no extras, and the DVD is poor, there are artefacts all over the screen, even colour changes in the petrol station which looks strange, and the sound is not very good, it's just about a 2.0 mix, but sometimes the sound sounds compressed like a badly made MP3 file. This looks more like a TV movie the way it's filmed too. You do get the trailer, but that's about it.
Rent, don't buy.