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Rated R · 139 minutes · 2012

Drama
A cavalcade of stars shows up for this pretty, if meandering, adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s semi-autobiographical novel. Sam Riley (so damn good in Control) provides a decent center as Sal (essentially Kerouac), who finds himself on a long road trip that involves hand jobs from Kristen Stewart and watching sex acts performed on Steve Buscemi (Yikes!). In short, this movie is a bit crazy, and its unpredictability keeps it interesting. Garrett Hedlund is solid as a character loosely based on Neal Cassady, and Stewart sheds her Bella image for a good, carefree performance. Others in the cast include Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst. The movie is OK, but I was looking for a little more meat on the bone considering the subject matter.
Director: Walter Salles
Producer: Nathanaël Karmitz, Charles Gillibert, Rebecca Yeldham, Roman Coppola, Francis Coppola, John Williams, Jerry Leider, Tessa Ross and Arpad Busson
Cast: Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Tom Sturridge, Danny Morgan, Alice Braga, Marie-Ginette Guay, Elisabeth Moss, Kirsten Dunst and Viggo Mortensen

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Gambit Review: On the Road Ken Korman gets Beat with Kerouac and Cassady in Walter Salles' new drama by Ken Korman 04/09/2013
Creative Loafing Charlotte On the Road misses the Beat Rating: *1/2 by Matt Brunson 03/29/2013
Creative Loafing Charlotte On the Road's enduring appeal 'Behind us lay the whole of America' by Mark Kemp 04/02/2013
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New Times San Luis Obispo Review: On the Road Ken Korman gets Beat with Kerouac and Cassady in Walter Salles' new drama by Ken Korman 04/09/2013
The Coast Halifax On the Road Good show, Garrett Hedlund! by Jacob Boon 03/07/2013
Default Review: On the Road Ken Korman gets Beat with Kerouac and Cassady in Walter Salles' new drama by Ken Korman 04/09/2013
SF Weekly "On the Road": Kerouac Would Be Meh by Sherilyn Connelly 03/20/2013
Colorado Springs Independent On the Road: A disservice to the novel and movement Sal and Dean here are no different than Bill and Ted, Wayne and Garth, or Harold and Kumar. by MaryAnn Johanson 03/27/2013

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