MPI Home Video has revealed that it plans to bring to Blu-ray acclaimed Brazilian director Walter Salles' On the Road (2012), starring Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Viggo Mortensen, Steve Buscemi, and Terrence Howard. The preliminary release date set by the studio is August 6th.
Earlier this year, On the Road was screened at the Cannes Film Festival, where it was nominated for the Palme d'Or Award.
Brazilian director Walter Salles helms this adaptation of the iconic novel by Jack Kerouac that defined the Beat Generation. Sam Riley stars as Kerouac's self-styled protagonist, down-and-out intellectual Sal Paradise, who takes to the backroads of America with his free-spirited friend Dean Moriarty (Hedlund) in a frantic odyssey fuelled by jazz, poetry and drugs in search of the 'it' at the heart of life.
I'm one of those who really liked the movie. The source material should never serve as basis of analysis of the movies. Films are different than books, plays, songs, articles, etc. I have yet not read the Kerouac book, but I loved the movie. It was one of the best I saw in 2012 and it made a deep impression on me. Gonna watch it many times again, certainly.
I know people hate Kristen Stewart because of Twilight, but she's really good in this, just like she was good in AdventureLand, Panic Room, and Into The Wild. Don't say someone is a bad actor/actress because of their association with Twilight. Anna Kendrick was in Twilight and she's one of the moss promising actresses of this generation.
@Poya, I don't hate Kristen Stewart, and I haven't watched any of the Twilight movies. I thought she was ok in Adventureland and Panic Room. But she was awful in Snow White and The Huntsman. Mainly I dislike her because I tend to dislike most celebrities whose personal life overshadow their professional career. Though she maybe good in this.
Besides the already mentioned movies KStew was excellent in The Cake Eaters, too, and in a very difficult role. On the Road is a great movie and she is very good in it. I am only wondering which cut this will be. The longer European or the shorter U.S. version, or maybe even both.