Worth Watching - Aug 9: Jeff Bridges in The Open Road Trailer
Now this is an interesting little indie film. The Open Road stars Justin Timberlake, Jeff Bridges, and Kate Mara. Never heard of it? Neither had I until a few months back when it was finally picked up for distribution by Anchor Bay Films. MSN debuted the trailer for this recently and I guess I'd say it doesn't look bad, but I don't know what to make of it. Anytime and indie like this doesn't make it into any film festivals at all, that's probably a sure sign that it's really not that good. But I'll let you be the judge of that, as there's a lot to like about this trailer in an entertainment sense. And of course, it's Jeff Bridges, there's no way I can't love him!
Watch the official trailer for The Open Road:
A tale of a young man looking to reconnect with his long-lost father -- a famous baseball legend -- and bring him back to the bedside of his ailing mother. Together they embark on a road trip that none of them will ever forget. The cast of this also features Lyle Lovett, Harry Dean Stanton, and Mary Steenburgen.
The Open Road is both written and directed by Texan filmmaker Michael Meredith, of only Three Days of Rain previously. This was shot in Louisiana and Tennessee back in early 2008 and has been waiting to be released since. Anchor Bay Films is finally bringing The Open Road to limited theaters on August 28th.