The Open Road

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They've got a long way to go. Rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned (Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13) -- Rated PG-13 for some language.
Released on:
August 28, 2009 (limited)

Production Companies:
Odd Lot Entertainment, Perfect Weekend, Maximon Pictures
Anchor Bay Entertainment

Status: Released

Jeff Bridges, Justin Timberlake, Kate Mara, Harry Dean Stanton, Lyle Lovett, Mary Steenburgen

Director: Michael Meredith

Screenwriter: Michael Meredith

Genre: Comedy, Drama
About the film:
In this heartwarming 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.
Rated PG-13 for some language.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $13,323 (14 theaters) | Domestic Total: $19,716
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    Chris Hunting – China
    January 17, 2010 - 00:01
    Subject: Contact

    Michael hi,
    I would like you to contact me re. a film subject matter. Thanks, Chris

    Andrew Lee Vincent – Livonia, La
    June 11, 2009 - 00:47
    Subject: The Filming of this film

    This is no joke: Scenes were filmed only yards from my home in Livonia, La. I (along with family and friends) watched them film scenes of The Open Road! Can't wait to see the completed work!