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  • Summary: In this heartwarming comedy, minor leaguer Carlton Garret takes an unexpected road trip to track down his estranged father, legendary baseball player Kyle Garret when Carlton’s mother becomes sick. Knowing his charming yet painfully immature dad’s likelihood to disappoint, Carlton enlists his on-again-off-again girlfriend Lucy 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. (Anchor Bay Films) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    70
    Boasting strong performances by Jeff Bridges and Justin Timberlake.
  2. Reviewed by: Michael Ordona
    50
    It's a low-key road movie that doesn't stray far from the very, very beaten path.
  3. Reviewed by: Tim Grierson
    40
    The Open Road isn’t an unwatchable howler -- instead, writer-director Michael Meredith’s film is merely dull and obvious.
  4. A dreary dramedy of a road film that starts off ploddingly and proceeds to only grow more so as it crawls along.
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