Ever since its publication in 1957, Jack Kerouac's On The Road has polarized readers and critics. Now that it has (finally!) been made into a feature-length film, debuting at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival, Walter Salles' On The Road will have viewers revisiting some of their most beloved — or abhorred — characters from the groundbreaking novel, many of whom were based on actual figures from the Beat Generation.
Richard Curtis - the anti-Ken Loach of British cinema - is a hard guy not to like. Go on, try it. See, you cant. It's just not possible. Sure, his movies and scripts continue to display a preoccupation with upper-middle class buffoonery, and yes, he perhaps has demonstrated something of a fascination with Hugh Grant's floppy fringe.