On the Road

On the Road

DVD - 2013
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Traveling cross-country, 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
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : MPI Home Video, [2013]
ISBN: 9780788616792
078861679X
Branch Call Number: DVD On
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (124 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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jimg2000
Jun 29, 2020

We all knew of and perhaps craved companionship with one Dean in our lives ... a young man who is intelligent, most popular, self confident, attracts women like bees to honey yet constantly on the move seeking better something or to escape from reality.

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mJJLnk7
Apr 30, 2020

Out of respect to my favorite book, I won't see this film. But I have heard multiple times from fans of the book that the film is depressing. That says much. The book is about living when all hope is lost. Tell me if that's the film. But don't ever ask me if I saw it.

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jhwwriter
Feb 08, 2020

Comments about another movie are mixed in here. This one is based on the Cormac McCarthy book. Quite true to the book.
It is very dark but wonderful. Very believable. Not sure why there are so many complaints. This is a movie about a Post-Apocalyptic world...it's supposed to be depressing. But no explosions or masses of zombies. It filled me with fear about what could be in our future. Yet it has a spark of hope at the end. Highly Recommended.

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1aa
Jan 16, 2020

I found this to be an awkward movie: not much in the way of plot, nor of character development, the use of filters to give colour consistency made the movie feel rather grimy. The unusualness of the lifestyles and values is almost invisible (highly irresponsible, drinking (and drinking while driving), smoking, pot smoking (and driving), sexual promiscuity, sometimes working, criminality, and the strong left-ish-ness of the people). What I disliked most was the portrayal of Dean Moriarty (based on Neal Cassady), who in the book, as I remember (though I read some years ago), was a fascinating and loveable person, but in this movie he friendly, gives compliments, and asks a lot of favours and borrows a lot of money, and if one rejects his request, he (Dean) makes them feel guilty: he is just like a woman, but trapped in a man's body.

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elfiereads
May 20, 2019

There is much hype about this and the book.
I was not impressed....too much swearing, sex and drugs and being on the road...so what.

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wyllow
Apr 24, 2019

While it was a very well done and acted movie, The Road was so disturbing and dark in its depiction of a post-apocalyptic world peopled by survivors that exhibit the worst side of humanity, that I wish I had never seen it.

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LauraSteinert
Feb 17, 2019

WOW. This was amazing. I did not have high hopes for this movie because it sounded depressing. Strangely it was uplifting despite the bleak post-apocalypse setting. The long pans of the dead forests, destroyed buildings and bleak sea shore actually do create an atmosphere--unlike most of the artsy stuff in other movies that just seem to be filler to extend running time. There are unanswered questions about how this happened, but the point isn't about before, it is firmly about the moving forward. (Nuclear winter or volcanic winter, does it matter if your starving?)
The child, Kodi Smit-Mcfee was brilliant considering what he was given to work with.

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LadyDi52
Sep 24, 2018

'Didn't like it; it didn't do justice to the innovative way of writing that the beat poets pioneered; most of the scenes are them partying, smoking dope and F***ing. The female characters are very shallow and live only for their men, which may have been how the men saw them, unfortunate that the director took this view as well.

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tauseef365
Jun 02, 2018

Highfalutin' concept marred by plot holes and ridiculous product placement renders this turkey unwatchable. Zero stars.

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humbleworm
Apr 02, 2018

Remarkably similar to The Walking Dead without the zombies and gore. I liked the sad but hopeful ending.

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Parentfx
Apr 03, 2018

Other: Rated R for some violence, disturbing images and language.

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fingarc
May 04, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Apr 19, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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mrsgail5756 Dec 30, 2013

“We are trapped like rats.”
“Speak for yourself.” -Mo of the Three Stooges

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bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

The Man: I told the boy when you dream about bad things happening, it means you're still fighting and you're still alive. It's when you start to dream about good things that you should start to worry.

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Apr 19, 2011

A post-apocalyptic tale of a man and his son trying to survive by any means possible.

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