On The Road – *

Posted: February 19, 2013 in 2012, Drama, LGBT themed, Road Trip, USA, X

Back in 1999, when I moved to San Francisco, I started reading On The Road by Jack Kerouac, who I always mentioned in my city tours when we drove along Columbus Avenue, pointing out the little bookstore that has been popular since Kerouac and his beatniks made it famous.

I never finished the book.

Walter Salles turned the book into a movie now and I almost didn’t finish it either. What a lot of drug and alcohol infested crap!

It’s kind of fascinating though what the young main characters experience while on the road, through the US and Mexico. But I couldn’t relate to any of it at all and it starts to really bore after a while. The movie is too long and none of the many characters that get introduced really grab your attention. Not even Dean Moriarty, who probably was a fictional idol in the fifties for just doing whatever the fuck he wanted to do.


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