On The Road


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Jack Kerouac's seminal pseudo-autobiography finally heads to the big screen thanks to director Walter Salles Jr. (The Motorcycle Diaries) and producer Francis Ford Coppola. The tale is semi-based on the author's trips across America, with fiction intertwining with reportedly real events and people met along the way. The starring cast includes Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley, and Kirsten Dunst. Adapted by José Rivera.

Director Walter Salles Jr.  124 mins, Rated R

"Shares the reckless excitement of its young seekers while standing just far enough outside to see the damage they leave in their wake." — The Boston Globe