"The only thing that matters is the conceptions in my own mind." The three retreats made by Jack Kerouac (Jean-Marc Barr) to a cabin in Big Sur owned by poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti (Anthony Edwards) unfold in this unflinching depiction of a writer losing his grip on his mind and his art. This beautifully shot film is based on Kerouac's third novel of the same name, a stream-of-consciousness work that owed much to James Joyce.
"Offers an elegantly muted take on the midlife ennui of Kerouac's autobiographical 1962 novel."—Variety
"Filmed without a trace of sentimentality, Big Sur  is an achingly sad last hurrah…. [It] cracks the code for how to adapt Jack Kerouac for the screen."—New York Times