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On the Road
6.6
/10
4,527 Ratings

ON THE ROAD

Directed by Walter Salles
United States, France, 2012
Drama, Adventure

Synopsis

After his father dies, aspiring writer Sal Paradise meets Dean Moriarty, a charming ex-con married to the liberated and seductive Marylou. Sal and Dean bond instantly, and the three take to the road. Travelling across the country, they encounter a mix of people who impact their journey indelibly.

Synopsis

After his father dies, aspiring writer Sal Paradise meets Dean Moriarty, a charming ex-con married to the liberated and seductive Marylou. Sal and Dean bond instantly, and the three take to the road. Travelling across the country, they encounter a mix of people who impact their journey indelibly.

Our take

After decades in development hell, the era-defining Beat novel by Jack Kerouac made it to the screen as a hot premiere from director Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries), with an all-star cast (including Kristen Stewart and Kirsten Dunst!) passionately tearing into Kerouac’s soaring prose.