On the Road
The best teacher is experience.
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.
Kristen Stewart basically does, what she knows best: Having sex with two guys at the same time.
Steve Buscemi get fucked in the ass
Was a dream of mine…
Click here for Time Out New York review.
After decades of stopping and starting, attempted productions that included talents such as Francis Ford Coppola and Marlon Brando, Jack Kerouac's definitive Beat novel On The Road has finally been brought to the screen through the caring hands of director Walter Salles and writer Jose Rivera. The two seemed to be the perfect modern pair to take on this hefty challenge, selected for the task after their praised work together on the Che Guevera road picture The Motorcycle Diaries, which netted Rivera an Oscar nomination for his screenplay. Here they take on another journey of the body and soul, one that has seen countless others attempt and fail to figure out some way to make a film out of a…
Having never read Jack Kerouac’s original novel (I find most Beat writing outdated and insufferable) I have to try and judge this long awaited adaptation on its own merits even if it comes with significant cultural baggage. Whether it captures the spirit of Kerouac’s prose is debatable as is whether or not the film works as a piece of entertaining. As with most road movies it is indulgent, repetitive and rambling - it’s the journey that counts and not the destination after all - but this journey is never as much fun for the passenger as it is for the driver.
Sam Riley plays Sal Paradise, a young writer and Kerouac substitute, who befriends a free-spirited Dean Moriaty and his…
I first read about this film when it was screened at last years Cannes Film Festival. Unfortunately, it wasn't showing at either of my local cinema's when it got a general release, but I still kept it on my watchlist, waiting for it to be released on DVD.
It has an intriguing premise; based on Jack Kerouac's novel, directed by Walter Salles, set in 1930's America, some young folk go on a road trip across America. It's described as a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride, but I felt slightly differently.
The film deals with issues of sexuality, belonging, family, and friendship. However, the journey of discovery that the characters go on did not seem that revelatory. Whether intentional or…
On the Road is still a favourite novel and unlike many readers I've not outgrown it yet and hope not to.
I was excited to see this and surprised by how much I enjoyed a film despite a lot of artistic license being employed with the characters. Where Mary-Lou and even Sal were not brought to film faithfully, Dean Moriarty more or less was. The film captures the loneliness of his character and his isolating madness.
Jake La Botz's 'Hard to Love What You Kill' contributed to one of my favourite moments in the film. Great song.
A bit disjointed and all over the place, but almost constantly engaging. Might have been better if I wasn't as tired as I was. Good performances by Stewart and Riley; great by Hedlund. Huge Ensemble is good but seem almost wasted.
zzzzzzzzzzzzzz. The book was great but this movie was stupid
So I've tried watching this three times now and I've been unable to get passed the 30 minute mark each time.
But it looks decent. Grrrr...
Kristen es lo más hermoso de esta película (luego: un comentario más extenso).
It's been a long time since I read the book, but I'm sure it was better than this. Didn't the characters have story arcs at all? You'd think a movie about writing would have better writing. Still, it looked pretty.
while the movie does a very good job of portraying the weird tone of this book, just like it i found it honest and somehow shallow.
It's been so long since I read Kerouac's original novel that, to be honest, I've forgotten most of what happens. Other than Sal Paradise travels back and forth across America and that Dean Moriarty was a crazy cat. I do remember being distinctly disappointed though, considering it is supposed to be one of the seminal, classic pieces of American literature. To me it seemed pretty repetitive and at times, kind of boring. I don't know, maybe I'd like it more if I read it now than I did when I was 15.
Either way, I was still very intrigued to see how a film adaptation of said novel would turn out. I'm surprised it's taken this long to get around…
Pues sí, me esperaba algo peor, la crítica le ha dado muchas vueltas y algunos comentarios la ponían en un lugar muy alto o en uno muy bajo, sin matices.
Y si bien puede que esté sobrevalorada, también es cierto que le hace justicia al libro de Kerouac, que tenía ese mismo talante, hipster-de culto.
Ahora, Walter Salles adapta bien el guión y se rodea de un excelente casting, sí, incluidas las guapas. Y pese a que los treinta minutos finales sobran y son lo suficientemente pesados, es una película amena.
Eso sí, reconocimiento aparte para los travellings que son una maravilla, no hay detalle que no se haya cuidado en la producción.
Por favor no vaya a verla sólo porque sale "la de Crepúsculo" o Kirsten Dunst, da más que eso; aunque, no para ponerla en el renglón de las obras maestras.
Mejor que Diarios de Motocicleta. Aunque le sobran como 15 minutos, abusa con el final de escritor.