The true story of lesser-known Beat Generation figure Lucien Carr, who was responsible for introducing Alan Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs to each other during their post-war student days at Columbia University. Carr later became involved with Joan Burroughs, a wild-living Columbia journalism student and William’s eventual wife, whose accidental death in Mexico City in 1951 haunted the literary-icon-to-be Burroughs for the rest of his life. –inbaseline
i don't know much about the Beat Generation. but for me it was pretty shame that this movie is more about the beginning of the life of some of the BG, before they came really into "famous" writers - it's very stunning how ppl can change, although they had a life near the abyss... but the movie has very good acting & wasn't a bad entertainment - anyway, i'm looking forward for the movie "On the Road" !