"Just pull out the darkest, craziest thing you've ever done. Just tell me no excuses..."
In their pursuit of the ultimate high, writer Jack Kerouac and con artist/car thief Neal Cassady leave New York for Mexico, accompanied by a soundtrack of cool Jazz, conversation, amphetamines and booze. Their arrival in Mexico brings them into the world of William Burroughs and his partner Joan. What happens next is a combination of high times, low deeds and cruel tragedy.
When Jack Kerouac's seminal novel On the Road is published it propels him to the giddy heights of literary fame and destroys his beautiful relationship with Neal. Beautiful Losers is a comedy/drama about the crazed and inspired relationship between Kerouac and Cassady, their journeys through America in the 1940s and 50s and the birth of the Beat Generation.