Tonight’s film, On the Road, I am watching with you for the first time. I put off watching the film when it came out as I hadn’t read the book yet.
So grab your favourite movie snack and make yourself comfy on the sofa; it’s time for Film Night Friday.
They say that in life, the journey is just as important as the destination. Well in this coming-of-age film, based on the novel by Jack Kerouac, it seems the journey far surpasses the end point.
It follows young writer Sal Paradise’s journey across America, following the death of his father. Sal (Sam Riley) is joined by Marylou (Kristen Stewart), and the free-spirited Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund). It’s a journey filled with highs and lows, love and loss and much like life, it’s enriched by the crazy, passionate, exciting characters we meet along the way.