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PG-13| 1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
While playing minor league baseball in Texas, Carlton Garrett (Justin Timberlake) receives word from his grandfather (Harry Dean Stanton) that his mother, Katherine (Mary Steenburgen), needs a life-saving operation. When Garrett reaches the hospital, his mother refuses to undergo the surgery until Kyle (Jeff Bridges) -- Garrett's estranged, former-baseball star father -- is present. Garrett then travels to Ohio with his pal Lucy (Kate Mara) to convince his unreliable father to return home.

Cast: Jeff Bridges , Justin Timberlake , Kate Mara , Harry Dean Stanton , Lyle Lovett , Mary Steenburgen , Douglas M. Griffin , Wayne Douglas Morgan

Director: Michael Meredith

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment

The Open Road (2009)

Release Date: August 28th, 2009|1 hr. 30 min.

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critic reviews (4)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 40
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    A dreary dramedy of a road film that starts off ploddingly and proceeds to only grow more so as it crawls along. show more

  • 70
    Joe Leydon Variety

    Boasting strong performances by Jeff Bridges and Justin Timberlake. show more

  • 50
    Los Angeles Times

    It's a low-key road movie that doesn't stray far from the very, very beaten path. show more

  • December 03, 2009 ltracyhawkins
    Report This User

    I enjoyed the performances of all 3 actors. The pace of the movie reflects the time needed to develop relationships. Justin had a low key role and that is how he played it. He was sensitive to the nuances of his character's emotions. He did a good job. Popcorn615, you don't know what you are talking about. Go watch Alpha Dog and you will see what a good actor Justin is!

  • November 27, 2009 popcorn615
    Report This User

    Justin Timberlake is an awful actor. Poor guy.

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