Add Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" to the list of American novels that result in disappointing movies. I'd read negative reviews of Walter Salles' film, but decided to give it a go when it showed up on the Comcast On Demand menu at the same time it's still in theaters (which can be a sign of a flop).
The movie is even worse than the reviews. I was going to give a detailed condemnation but decided not to waste the words. Suffice it to say that the most interesting part of the movie are the cactuses in one visually gorgeous shot.
Will the newest " Great Gatsby" succeed where other films of the novel have failed? We wish it luck, although I have my doubts about Leo as Jay. Too short.