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On The Road


On The Road is a brilliant film, directed by Walter Salles, which was based on the original book of the same name, written by Jack Kerouac. The film has a star studded cast including Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, and Steve Buscemi in one of the most amusing gay-sex scenes I have seen in quite some time.

The film tells the story of Sal Paradise, a young writer who has his life shaken up by the arrival of a free-spirited, troublesome duo, by the names of Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As the trio travel across the country, they encounter a mix of incredible people who each impact on their life's journey indelibly and even as time allows them to drift apart, Sal always seems to have the habit of bumping into the pair from time to time as life goes on.

As a massive fan of Walter Salles films, I found On The Road to be a brilliant combination of stunning cinematography and locations, realistic and relatable characterisation, a fantastic soundtrack, a great dialogue and a well-suited cast.

As an avid movie goer I am personally not usually a fan of Kristen Stewart's acting skills, but since seeing this particular film, I have come to the conclusion that it is possibly all down to the director's direction, rather than the actor's acting skills, as Kristen has done a tremendous job in playing the part of the controversial character, Marylou, even in her infamous topless scenes.

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Kristen Stewart as Marylou in On The Road


On The Road is an excellent film, which shows the ups and downs of life, from the happy times to the sad, the amazing moments of glory to the tremendously embarrassing and everything in between and is not to be missed. The only negative I can think of about this wonderful film is that it may drag a little for some, as the running time is approximately 124 minutes.



On The Road is rated MA 15 for strong sex scenes.

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good movie was good.
by Alexander Dermer (score: 1|89) 2054 days ago
Thought it was way way too slow..concept was good but OMG it was tortorous
by tammy (score: 1|20) 2054 days ago
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