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On the Road with Judas (2007)

Not Rated | | Drama | 21 January 2007 (USA)
A successful New York businessman leads a double life as a computer thief.


J.J. Lask


J.J. Lask
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Credited cast:
Aaron Ruell ... Judas - Real
Kevin Corrigan ... JJ Lask
Eddie Kaye Thomas ... Judas - Actor
Amanda Loncar ... Serra - Actress
Eleanor Hutchins ... Serra - Real
Alex Burns Alex Burns ... Francis - Real
Leo Fitzpatrick ... Francis - Actor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Evan Bernard Evan Bernard ... Prison guard
Julie Betts Julie Betts ... Dancer
Jessica Blank ... Choreographer
Judy Del Giudice ... Waitress
Matthew Faber ... Grif
Louis Falk Louis Falk ... Fan
Bobbito Garcia Bobbito Garcia ... Eric
Harold Hunter Harold Hunter ... Inmate


A successful New York businessman leads a double life as a computer thief.

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Release Date:

21 January 2007 (USA) See more »


Box Office


$500,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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[first lines]
Judas - Real: And my hair feels fuckin' good today. Schtups! I Fuckin' love this feeling!
JJ Lask: What feeling?
Judas - Real: That feeling. That crazy fuckin' feel?
JJ Lask: Yeah, yeah. I don't like that feeling. You just need to relax.
Judas - Real: I don't need to relax. I *am* relaxed. I love this feeling.
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Almost walked out twice... but I ended up loving it
31 October 2012 | by rooprectSee all my reviews

Oh how I haaated this movie for the first half hour! It begins with a mishmash of unrelated scenes, half a dozen actors switching roles without warning, and lots of mumbling non-sequitur banter that could've been the rejected lines from Pulp Fiction.

That's not what made me hate it, though. What made me hate it was the idea that the director seemed to be trying too hard for that "indie" feel: using lots of random, quirky images for the sake of being random and quirky. I swear I came this close to going home and watching reruns of The Partridge Family instead.

But somewhere after the half hour mark, a story starts to emerge. Several stories, actually. "On the Road with Judas" teases us with a crime story, a love story, a tale of friendship betrayal, and of course the story of a man who is rapidly losing his grip of reality. It is ultimately the last story that shines and makes this a great film.

The plot is basically irrelevant so I won't bother talking about that. Instead this becomes a film of philosophical depth, attacking the question of reality vs. fiction (truth vs. intentions) and the infinite conflict that falls on the poor sap who's in charge of it all.

If you've seen the excellent film "Synecdoche NY" which came out several months after "On the Road with Judas", you'll definitely notice many parallels between the two. Both films tell the story of a writer who is attempting to write about his own life as it happens. As real life and written pages become intertwined, the task becomes impossible, confusing, maddening.

Mixing reality and fiction in a film is tough for a filmmaker to do without totally losing the audience (which I think may have happened here, judging by IMDb's low rating of 4.3). Certainly it requires a lot more audience effort than your standard linear storyline. But many films have pulled it off, notably: "Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story", "American Splendor", "Beyond the Sea", "The Science of Sleep" and the aforementioned "Synecdoche NY". "On the Road with Judas" fits right in with the rest as a challenging yet ultimately rewarding experience for people who can bend their perceptions of reality. The ending is classic.

A final word about the soundtrack: nice! Being set in 1991-1993, the film features some interesting versions of songs by Depeche Mode "Enjoy the Silence", Modern English "Melt with You", and others plus some very nice classical sonatas such as Debussy's "Claire the Lune".

Overall, this is a very deep and powerful movie disguised as a "fun romp" (or whatever the dumb DVD cover says). If you can make it past the first half hour, I think you'll really enjoy it.

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