The Open Road

5.51 h 30 min2009PG-13
A minor leaguer (Justin Timberlake) hits the road to track down his estranged father, legendary baseball player Kyle Garret (Jeff Bridges), when his mother becomes sick.
Michael Meredith
Jeff BridgesJustin TimberlakeKate Mara
English [CC]
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Supporting actors
Harry Dean StantonLyle LovettMary Steenburgen
Deborah Del PreteJonathan GrayJason HewittHeidi LevittGigi PritzkerWim Wenders
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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WesReviewed in the United States on October 16, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Have you ever watched paint dry?
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It was like watching paint dry after you've eaten magic mushrooms. Except it's nowhere near that exciting.
I'm really not sure if Justin Timberlake is a good actor or not. But he wasn't that good of an actor in this movie.
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Elle ShopperReviewed in the United States on October 15, 2010
5.0 out of 5 stars
Boy does he know what he's doing....
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Nearly everyone loves Jeff Bridges & Mary Steenburgen - of course - always - they are simply wonderful. Justin Timberlake, however, is sneaking up on super stardom a subtle way. If you'll really watch him in this movie, and in Black Snake Moan, you'll get it. He's chosen parts (or someone has brilliantly cast him and he accepted the parts) opposite Jeff Bridges and Mary Steenburgen in this movie, Samuel L. Jackson and Christina Ricci in Black Snake really show his stuff - just, wow. I was never a big fan of his music (too old), but he is just wonderful as an actor. And Kate Mara - the perfect compliment here. Thank goodness for Netflix for recommending movies for me to watch....otherwise I would've missed this glad I didn't. It's listed as a comedy on Netflix, but really isn't - it's a touching story, romantic drama I guess, humor interjected along the way...surprising. I'm buying my own DVD now. Enjoy.
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Deborah B. WadeReviewed in the United States on June 22, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Not a well known movie but it is one of my favorites. You won’t be disappointed. Great cast.
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Marian L. GordonReviewed in the United States on October 5, 2010
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I really enjoyed this movie. It had a very good story line. I had never seen Timberlake act before and he's not bad at acting. I've always like Jeff Bridges. This is mainly about a father (who is a has been country song writer and singer)and a son who is not very happy with his dad. They are stick together on a road trip to go see Jeff's wife and the kid's mother who may be dying. They have not been close and this trip does not help them but it is a good story. One good thing that the movie produced was Jeff falling for a much younger woman who has a very young son that Jeff falls for. The mother breaks up with Jeff but because of his love for her and the child he cleans up his act. He quits drinking. Starts writting songs again and wins a large prize (I think $100,000). He runs into this young woman on a trip and gives her all his money for the kid when he grows up and for his education. Purchased from Amazon.
DVD / Movie AficionadoReviewed in the United States on September 7, 2014
5.0 out of 5 stars
Funny Comedy Movie!
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I never saw any trailers for this movie when it came out, or any type of promotion for it. This is another movie that I recently saw a trailer for on another DVD that I had purchased, and it looked like another movie that would be great to watch. And man was I right again, it has an all-star cast, with a really great story line.
meReviewed in the United States on December 31, 2020
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Easy film to watch and enjoy the story.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on November 18, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good movie well done
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Great story about the family
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WitchypooReviewed in the United States on June 30, 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars
This was a nice way to spend a few hours
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This was a nice way to spend a few hours, although, it was not spectacular, it was real, sometimes a reality check is what you need, and for some of the people in this movie, I believe it was for closure and new beginnings.
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