Cast: Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Elisabeth Moss, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen
Director: Walter Salles
Running Time: 137 minutes
With a sexy young cast, breathtaking cinematography and a spectacular soundtrack, Walter Salles brings to life Jack Kerouac's iconic Beat Generation novel On The Road as no other director could; melding the raw frenetic sexual imagery of the source material with an indelible spirit for the 21st century audience.
After the death of his father, aspiring New York writer Sal Paradise meets Dean Moriarty, a young and dangerously charismatic ex-con, married to the very liberated and seductive Marylou. Determined not to get trapped in a narrow life, Sam cuts all ties and hits the road with Dean and Marylou. Thirsting for freedom, they discover the world, the ecstasy of experience, the connectedness of humanity and ultimately themselves.
A story about a handful of hipsters who, very much against the grain of a conformist period, readily embraced drugs, experimental sex, alterative culture, jazz and life outside conventional family constraints, On The Road is now also the quintessential road movie for the new generation.
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On The Road