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Film Review - On the Road

ON THE ROAD Kristen Stewart

It’s been a long journey to bring Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel, “On the Road,” to the screen, which probably should’ve served as a warning to anyone daring to make the commitment. After 50 years of false starts and adaptation blues, the work has finally been dramatized, though, after watching the movie, it’s difficult to understand why anyone would be excited to turn this decidedly literary creation into a cinematic experience. Labored and miscast, “On the Road” mistakes droning meditation for soulful significance, dashing around Kerouac’s experiences without establishing connective tissue, making the feature less about the characters and more about the highlights, trying to pack in as much of the source material as possible, regardless if it flows or not. Read the rest at


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