Incorporation of social media youth culture into film has been really interesting to watch. I think this film does so really well. Enjoyable teen flick
This is the film I needed to see right now, and I didn't even know it. Perhaps my favourite Paul Rudd film, he's not a tool in this.
I found the characters entertaining and relatable, appreciated the humour. The back story for the lead role is a bit shit but beyond that, it's interesting and heartwarming. Without being a wheelchair user myself, I think the portrayal was good. Except an unlikely circumstance involving stairs which was resolved in a comic manner rather than a "real" way, but it is a comedy.
A heartwarming film with a good resolution, I'd recommend it.
This is the kind of film you can watch time and time again, and always find a new gem to ferret away.
Depp does a fabulous job acting the lunatic, and his "Sar-mow-ahn" attorney makes for an excellent sidekick.
Mad situations, drug induced hallucinations, and the insight of a whole other reality give this film it's texture. Hunter S. Thompson's dialogue is brought to life with the narration, which moves quickly and makes the film worth a repeat watch for words alone.
Don't forget the absurd cameo of a certain Spiderman, Tobey Maguire as the Hitchhiker.
"What? No. We can't stop here. This is bat country."
After catching the wrong ferry and missing a screening of Moonrise Kingdom, I ended up hitting the cinema in great time for "On the Road". If fate is a thing, this was it - I'd started reading the book that very day.
Fans of the book will immediately start counting dissimilarities - Sal lives with his French speaking mother in NYC, not his aunt. Marylou is played by the very brunette Kirsten Stewart, and her character is generally less golden…