Four-time Academy Award Nominee Jeff Bridges
and Justin Timberlake
join forces in "The Open Road
". A heartwarming comedy about the adult son of a baseball legend who, together with his girlfriend, embarks on a road trip with his estranged father, "The Open Road", is written and directed by Michael Meredith.
In "The Open Road", minor leaguer Carlton Garrett (Timberlake) takes an unexpected road trip to track down his estranged father, legendary baseball player Kyle Garrett (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.
"The Open Road" also features a stellar supporting cast that includes Kate Mara, Harry Dean Stanton
, Lyle Lovett
, and Mary Steenburgen.
Bonus features on "The Open Road" DVD and Blu-ray include audio commentary with writer/director Michael Meredith and actor Jeff Bridges, "Behind the Scenes of 'The Open Road,'" and the theatrical trailer.
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