On the Road

2012

Action / Adventure / Drama / Romance

100
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 43%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 34%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 36574

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Cast

Kristen Stewart as Marylou / LuAnne Henderson
Kirsten Dunst as Camille / Carolyn Cassady
Amy Adams as Jane / Joan Vollmer
Viggo Mortensen as Old Bull Lee / William S. Burroughs
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850.75 MB
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English
R
23.976 fps
2hr 4 min
P/S 5 / 68
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2hr 4 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Tweetienator 5 / 10

Done Too Late

I re-watched this movie lately and was (again) somehow disappointed - the movie felt over-stretched, somehow artificial and mostly I was just bored. As the cinematography and the cast are working well, also the nice jazz and the occasional recitation of Kerouac's words fitted well, I wondered why I can't enjoy this movie more.

Imo this movie got one main problem - On The Road is imo mainly a work of poetry, relying on the power of words, the emotions and pictures it evokes in the reader. Second, I think this movie should have been made in the 60s or 70s, now in times of Youporn, legalization of weed in the U.S. etc. etc. all these guys boozing, making free love etc. are not looking like rebels or avant-garde but low-life junkies. Also, literature nowadays is mainly entertainment, there are no real ground-shaking writers like Henry Miller, Kerouac, Sartre, Kafka etc. anymore. Today people read Harry Potter, Twilight etc. Literature in the beginning and in the mid of the past century was important to society, like HipHop to the 90s, nowadays it is mostly just business and giving some entertainment to the masses in their leisure time. Also jazz today just don't work as an expression of rebellion, in times where even bands like Sonic Youth are mainstream, and certain black metal artists cooperate with classical orchestras. For me, I am no lover of jazz or have any interest in it, the music sounds mostly like music for the elevator or some background noise for shopping in a hipster store.

The book, the words of Keroauc I would recommend to everybody to read, but if you want to watch some aimless guys and gals boozing and drugging themselves to death, watch the semi-autobiography of Charles Bukowski called Barfly from 1987 with Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway - it is much more powerful and much more honest as the adaption of On The Road on the screen is.

Booze, drugs, sex - in the 50s the Beat generation was the predecessor of the Love & Peace movement, as the movie does not give us any "feel" of that rebellion and conflict against the rigid rules at those times where the book was written (e.g. the separation of the races), this movie is mostly redundant.

Reviewed by ArthurJimbo 6 / 10

On The Road - A Film Version

I would have preferred that they focused on Dean, Sal, and their communication and search for "It" Loads of fat they could have trimmed from this film. The film fails to pull back any layers to the point that we cannot even reach the meat and bones.

It is my understanding the film-makers here went for the story more along the lines of the actual individuals and not quite so much the characters representing them in the book. I personally feel that this may have undercut any possibility this film had to reach any level of the fantastical, perhaps, mystical.

I think the actors, aside from fellow that plays Sal, have no sense of being beat or poor and therefore have much less to give their roles. I believe Sam Riley actually struggled as an artist for many years before finding any main stream success. But even then, the way Sal is written, he does not take part in much and only observes.

Making a film and finishing it is an accomplishment. Much more so a film of this nature which is asked to flesh out the book and make it larger than life on screen. So, with that in mind, I think its only fair to give this film at least a 6. They fell but didn't fail to reach. And that is to be commended.

Reviewed by movieLoader 2 / 10

Read the book, don't watch this

Whatever you do, read the book and avoid this. The whole brilliance and magic of the book is completely lost in this movie. Not only that, but the casting is not great. Dean Moriarty in particular is very hollow, very forced.

No doubt the people who made this film are fans of the book, but the book is where this story lives, not the screen. The translation to screen is very flat and dull.

The book is an excellent read. The flow and style of the words is fun, and you feel like you're riding along with their adventures. This movie however, shares none of the charm even though it tries hard.

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