The Open Road
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Jeff Bridges, Justin Timberlake, and Mary Steenburgen star in writer/director Michael Meredith's tale of a young man looking to reconnect with his long-lost father -- a famous athlete -- and bring him back to the bedside of his ailing mother. Lyle Lovett, Harry Dean Stanton, and Kate Mara fill out the supporting cast in the Perfect Weekend production. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Open Road is no Grand Prix winner, but it's no six-car pileup either. It's a low-key road movie that doesn't stray far from the very, very beaten path."
‑ Michael Ordoņa, Los Angeles Times
"An earnestly acted film with a movie-of-the-week vibe, it's watchable but too slow-moving -- and far too predictable -- to be entirely engaging."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"A screenplay that feels written by numbers, but excellent performances make it deserve more attention than this late summer dump"
‑ Amy Nicholson, Boxoffice Magazine
"Despite its dependable cast, this ponderous road movie remains stuck in the slow lane."
‑ Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
"The picture contains a few inspired moments of antagonism and redemption, but it's hard to get energized about a feature film that positions Timberlake in a leading role. The movie practically begs for more Bridges."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Entirely predictable but surprisingly involving."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"plays like a familiar checklist"
‑ Norm Schrager,
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