Big Sur

November 4th, 2013


Big Sur

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A recounting of Jack Kerouac's (here known by the name of his fictional alter-ego Jack Duluoz) three sojourns to the cabin in Big Sur, owned by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti.

Release Year: 2013

Rating: 5.3/10 (216 voted)

Critic's Score: 42/100

Director: Michael Polish

Stars: Jean-Marc Barr, Kate Bosworth, Josh Lucas

Sudden fame and a self-destructive lifestyle were taking a toll on Jack Kerouac's mind and body following the unparalleled success of the groundbreaking novel, On The Road. Once the handsome literary maverick and hero of the Beat Generation, Kerouac now sees only a vestige of his former self, ravaged by alcohol and drugs, aged beyond his years and tormented by self-doubt. Questioning his talent, his faith, and his mortality, Kerouac leaves New York for California, on a quest for redemption at an isolated, fog-banked cabin in the primitive landscape of the Big Sur woods. What ensues in those fateful 3 weeks of August, 1960, is both terrifying and revelatory. While Kerouac is able to find beauty and elation in his surroundings, the dichotomy of his psyche renders him unable to face his demons alone. He sets off on a visceral collision course of paranoia, sex, delirium tremens, misery and madness. His desperation culminates in an intense, hallucinatory breakdown, but the duality of his ...

Writers: Jack Kerouac, Michael Polish

Jean-Marc Barr - Jack Kerouac
Kate Bosworth - Billie
Josh Lucas - Neal Cassady
Radha Mitchell - Carolyn Cassady
Anthony Edwards - Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Balthazar Getty - Michael McClure
Patrick Fischler - Lew Welch
Stana Katic - Lenora
Henry Thomas - Philip Whalen
John Robinson - Paul Smith
Jasper Polish - Vulture Girl
Vanessa Ross - Lady Dining
Richard Conti - Cabbie
Natasha Goss - Party Girl
Jeffrey T Ferguson - Bar Patron

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 1 November 2013

Filming Locations: Big Sur, California, USA

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