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The Open Road

MPAA Rating: PG-13-Rating (MPAA) for some language.
not reviewed
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Primary Audience:
Adults, Teens
Comedy, Drama
1 hr. 30 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
August 28, 2009 (limited—14 theaters)
DVD: November 17, 2009
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Featuring: Justin Timberlake, Jeff Bridges, Mary Steenburgen, Allen O. Battle III, Tamera Bennett, LaVita Brooks, Paxton Brown, J. Omar Castro, Loyd Catlett, Clay Chamberlin, Ted Danson, James DuMont, Donna DuPlantier, Geoff Falk, Jan Falk, Kevin Lee Foxx, Laurie Foxx, Geraldine Glenn, Douglas M. Griffin, Destin M. Hebert, Louis Herthum, Karson Kendall, Felecia Kirkland, Don Lincoln, Lyle Lovett, Kate Mara, E. Roger Mitchell, Wayne Douglas Morgan, Charles Pineda, Chris Plumlee, Yalonda Lisa Reeves, Ryan Rottman, Billy Slaughter, Harry Dean Stanton, Lawrence Turner, Dewayne Bateman, Lindsay Caldwell, Gino Galento, Nick Gomez, Russell M. Haeuser, Marguerite Hibbets, Cynthia LeBlanc, Elton LeBlanc, Donald Meyers, Jay Oliver, Robert E. Pecunia, Lyssa Prine, Nick Reasons, Daniel Vincent
Director: Michael Meredith,
Producer: Odd Lot Entertainment, Perfect Weekend, Aqua Foxx Productions, Heavy Lifting, Maximon Pictures, Deborah Del Prete, Jordan Foley, Kevin Lee Foxx, Laurie Foxx, Jonathan Gray, Jason Hewitt, Heidi Levitt, Roy Scott MacFarland, Charlie Mason, Michael Meredith, Justin Moore-Lewy, Brigitte Mueller, Gigi Pritzker, Suzanne Unrein, Wim Wenders
Distributor: Anchor Bay Entertainment

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Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “In this comedy, minor leaguer Carlton Garrett (Justin Timberlake) takes an unexpected road trip to track down his estranged father, legendary baseball player Kyle Garrett (Jeff Bridges) when Carlton’s mother (Mary Steenburgen) becomes sick. Knowing his charming yet painfully immature dad’s likelihood to disappoint, Carlton enlists his on-again-off-again girlfriend Lucy (Kate Mara) for emotional support. Once reunited, Carlton struggles to deal with the series of misadventures caused by his father’s antics, including missed flights, car trouble and bathroom brawls. Years of miscommunication, frustration and comically awkward attempts at bonding come to a head as the mismatched trio make their way from Ohio back home to Houston to reunite the family.”

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