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The Open Road (2009)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  28 August 2009 (USA)
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Movie centers on the adult son of a baseball legend who, together with his girlfriend, embarks on a road trip with his estranged father.

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Coach
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Bret Saberhagen ...
Himself
Robert Casserly ...
Moderator
Tony Sanford ...
Fan #1
Kevin Lee Foxx ...
Fan #2 (as Kevin Foxx)
Paxton Brown ...
10-Year Old Kid
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10-Year Old's Father
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Impatient Fan (as Clay Chamberlain)
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Convention Assistant
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Storyline

Carlton Garrett, son of Hall of Famer Kyle Garrett, plays minor league ball in Corpus Christi. He's in a slump when his grandfather calls to say that his mother, in Houston, is refusing a heart operation she needs to prolong her life. She says she won't have the operation until Kyle, her ex-husband, comes to see her. So Carlton, with his close friend Lucy, who used to be his girlfriend, goes to Columbus, Ohio, where Kyle is signing autographs. They haven't spoken in four years. Will Kyle go to Texas or will he find a way to duck out, as he's done for years? In addition to the father and son relationship, what about Lucy, and what about the slump? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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they've got a long way to go.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some language | See all certifications »

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28 August 2009 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,169 (USA) (4 September 2009)

Gross:

$19,348 (USA) (4 September 2009)
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Trivia

Jeff Bridges' character's surname is Garrett. Bridges had an older brother named Garrett, born June 14, 1948 but died from SIDS on August 3, 1948. See more »

Goofs

When they are stopped in front of the train you can see a car pulls up behind them. In certain shots the car is there and in others it's not, but the guy gets out later and they are stopped because of a passing train so it's clear it should have never moved. See more »

Quotes

Kyle: I'd kill a man to be twenty-five again.
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Connections

References The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956) See more »

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Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
Written by Fred Rose
Courtesy of Sony/ATV Milene Music
Produced by Michael Lloyd
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A surprisingly great movie
11 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The camera work and production values might have been terrible, but those flaws are saved by the screenplay and performances. Jeff Bridges gives an Oscar worthy performance, digging even deeper into the role of a misguided drunkard then his performance in Crazy Heart. Justin Timberlake proves in this movie that he is highly capable of giving a natural, layered performance. There's a scene where his "friend" Kate Mara states that she was asked to get married and Timberlake is completely in the moment, trying to bottle in the anger and disappointment by assuring her over and over that he is a good guy and trying his hardest not to let her in on the frustration that is evident in his eyes. Kate Mara is probably the weakest of the three, but that's not to say she wasn't good. She gave a very believable, subtle performance and refrained from becoming one of those 2 dimensional leading ladies in romantic comedies these days.

I was sorta disappointed that the baseball aspect of this movie basically ends after 15 minutes into the movie, only references from that point on. Although when these 3 actors hit the road I knew I was in for a ride, with Bridges at the helm. People say this movie had not comedic moments but that is quite simply horses-hit because there is gut busting comedy throughout. Just sitting there watching Timberlake and Bridges hit it off is worth the rental price.


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