The Open Road

They've got a long way to go.


The Open Road
A young baseball player's mom has to go for heart surgery. She requests him to track down her estranged husband, a famour baseball player, and bring him for a visit before her surgery. So her son, with on-again-off-again girlfriend in tow, goes to fetch daddy. Daddy appears happy to come, but soon his old ways return and he tries to wangle an exit. Girlfriend suggests they drive down, so the three of them do.. having the usual varied adventures along the way in this coming-of-age father/son bonding tale.

88 minutes.
Mature Accompaniment under 10 (Language).
Comedy, Drama, Male conflict and bonding.

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Credits

Cast
Justin Timberlake, Jeff Bridges, Ted Danson, Harry Dean Stanton, Mary Steenburgen, Kate Mara
Director
Michael Meredith
ScreenplayMichael Meredith
MusicChristopher Lennertz
CinematographyYaron Orbach
EditingSuzy Elmiger
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2009
Produced byOdd Lot Entertainment, Perfect Weekend, Aqua Foxx Productions, Maximon Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy, drama
LanguageMild to moderate, fairly infrequent, in context, mild impact
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceVery brief mild scuffle, low impact
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyVery mild, in frequent, in context
Drug abuseBrief alchohol and cigarettes, brief inebriation
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconTimberlake makes a dead-end turn ...
5
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconReisfliek se kern lomp en tentatief
5
Box Office
Amy Nicholson quote iconWriter/director Michael Meredith's trek through the Deep South/human heart is contrived, slight and littered with platitudes; it's a screenplay that feels written by numbers.
8
Metacritic.com
4 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
7 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
6

What the People say

Internet
887 Netizens quote iconSorry It didn't get more attention
11

Average .. 38%

8

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