Facts: Directed by Walter Salles.
Fiction: Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for “It” results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.
What I didn’t get: Why adapt such an unconventional book in such an academic way.
What I got: A nice road movie in a bygone America with strong acting, but that lacks rhythm and originality, preferring to focus on the story rather than the pace of the Kerouac’s book.