Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly.
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It has really nice photography and good acting for the most part but I didn´t like it: The characters are obnoxious, the plot has a repetitive formula, the drama its sort of underdeveloped and it uses pseudo-philosophical bullshit and cheap poetry to glorify licentiousness. I didn´t saw nothing deep or reflexive: Just a bunch of pretentious pseudo-rebels on a trip having sex, drinking, smoking and getting high.
Long gestating adaptation of Kerouac's essential american novel truly captures the spirit it contained. The quest for the road to settle the raging spirit within looking for meaning; looking for something more; looking for something other than accepting the complacency of the so-called american dream. Salles and Rivera have brought the pages to life in a way that doesn't feel the need to tell a convential story.