The Open Road

Character: Lucy
Directed by: Michael Meredith
Written by: Michael Meredith
Other cast: Justin Timberlake, Ted Danson, Harry Dean Stanton
Release date: August 29, 2009
Genre: Drama
Running time: 1h30min

Upon learning of his mother's (Mary Steenburgen) sudden heart condition, Carlton Garrett (Justin Timberlake) is faced with the challenge of fulfilling her dire wish to bring his estranged father (Jeff Bridges) to the hospital before the operation. Carlton and his friend, Lucy (Kate Mara), set off to Ohio where they find his legendary professional athlete father, Kyle Garrett. After much convincing, chasing and missed flights due to Kyle's mischievous behavior, the awkward threesome head for Houston in a rented car. As they drive down south, both father and son are obliged to reexamine their pasts and shed the protective layers of their individual personalities.

Some scenes for the movie were filmed following an exhibition baseball game between the Corpus Christi Hooks (AA Affiliate of the Houston Astros) and the Round Rock Express (AAA Affiliate of the Houston Astros). The scenes were filmed at Whataburger Field in Corpus Christi, Texas, including a shot flying over the Harbor Bridge down to the baseball field.

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