Sorry to the people who find this film dated and badly acted, but you have no soul. This film is the epitomy of the search for freedom and an interesting statement about the beginning of the end of the hippie movement.
Though to me it was all about Shruging off you worries and hitting the road for a 'good time'.
The scene where Peter Fonda ('i'm hip about time man...') throws his watch to the ground and rides off to the sounds of steppenwolf still makes me feel 16 years old and so alive!
I don't think I need to go over the plot again but it is THE cult classic road movie. My parents (children of the sixies) brought this film home when I was in my teens (early nineties) and I was hooked from the first viewing. I didn't know films like this existed, it was an amazing thing to witness. I already enjoyed the music of the time but this film opened up, to me, a whole world of cinema from days gone by. If it wasn't for this film I wouldn't have gone looking for 'Five Easy Pieces' 'The Graduate' 'Performance' etc.... the list is endless.
Low budget films from the sixies have to be viewed with an open mind but don't let this put you off.
I would urge everybody to view this film and enjoy the feeling of searching for a new and better life - what a trip!