On the Road 2012

Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for "It" results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.
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Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for It results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.

MA15+
Strong sex scenes

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139mins

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  • Rambling – On the Road Review

    Reviewed by Simon Miraudo

    I had endeavoured to finally read Jack Kerouac’s legendary, Beat Generation-defining novel On the Road before watching the long-awaited film adaptation. Any misgivings I had about its notoriously r...

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  • Lifeless characters, dull film.

  • One ot the worst movies Ive seen in a while. Way to slow and quite boring. Kristens acting was so slack

  • The first adaption of this groundbreaking book from the late 1950's is a huge disappointment. Garrett Hudland's brooding Dean Moriaty lacks all of the manic charisma of the book's character, and the boundary pushing, intellectual questioning of Kerouac and friends becomes simply a sex and drug-fest. The film's only redeeming factor is some magnicient scenes of the American countryside and believable 1940s streetscapes. The film itself however is not worth the effort. For a much better adaption see the 1980's film "Heartbreak" with Nick Nolte as Neal Cassady.

  • I expected much more landscapes. What a disappointment! Boring! The beginning of the film is a drama taking place in a city and not a "road film" at all...Then I have fallen asleep out of deep and genuine boredom... Recommended for drama buffs only.

    Eva
  • Good looking cast are easy on the eyes but the meandering storyline was a bit hard to follow a times. Might have been different if I'd read the book it was based on.

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