The reception at Cannes be damned, because I’m thinking On the Road looks mighty fine. In a move that follows previews from March and August while also coinciding with word that Walter Salles has completed some extra work since its premiere, a third trailer has come along to amp up the excitement.
And excitement there is, at least on my own part. For one thing, it’s filled with beautiful, energetic shots which are complemented by pounding music — always a good mix when selling any movie — all of which is topped off by glimpses of the ensemble: Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Viggo Mortensen, and Kirsten Dunst, which still leaves the likes of Amy Adams and Elisabeth Moss out of our sight. Our claims that Road, in adapting Jack Kerouac, missed out on any real story remain to be seen, but what’s here is quite strong.
Watch it below (via Yahoo!):
After the death of his father, Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York writer, meets Dean Moriarty, a wild and infectiously charismatic ex-con. They hit it off immediately. Determined to avoid the pitfalls of a narrow, prescribed life, Sal hits the road, joining Dean on what evolves into a life-changing physical and emotional odyssey. Thirsting for freedom, they discover the world, the ecstasy of experience, the connectedness of humanity and ultimately themselves.
On the Road enters limited release on December 21st.
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