The Open Road

2009, Drama/Comedy, 1h 30m

7 Reviews 25,000+ Ratings

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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.

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  • Sep 09, 2011
    Touching story. Really good actors, for the most part. Jeff Bridges makes it all completely worth while, in any case.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Jul 13, 2011
    You wouldn't think a movie with Jeff Bridges, Justin Timberlake, Mary Steenburgen, and the beautiful Kate Mara would be so dull. None of theses people give a horrible performance, there's just really nothing there. It tries to be an evolving drama, but it fails in that sense. It tries to be humorous in sections, and it fails at that too. The story is pretty typical. Carlton Garrett(Justin Timberlake) is the son of baseball great Kyle Garrett(Jeff Bridges). They haven't talked for awhile, but since Carls mom is having medical issues and wants to see Kyle; Carl has to go get him. Carl also brings along his ex-girlfriend now friend, who is contemplating marrying another guy, Carl and Lucy's(Kate Mara) relationship isn't very believable either. Overall the movie is watchable, just nothing special or of particular interest. Easily forgettable.
    Melvin W Super Reviewer
  • Feb 11, 2011
    This film is quite downplayed however interesting and lighthearted the subject matter may be. This film's problem stems from it being way too quiet and relaxed. There's no jumps, no feverish passion, even the one physical altercation in the film seems lazy and strained when attempting to give the film some life. Good plot, but delivered in the form of a whisper so quiet you couldn't even hear it.
    Greg A Super Reviewer
  • Dec 19, 2010
    It's too bad that everything in the movie is awful because I really like the people involved here.
    Andrew F Super Reviewer

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