THE ROAD (Theatrical Release USA 2009)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì

The Road—very well-done, realistic, apocalyptic drama—provokes thoughtful consideration to consequences of loss of civilized governmental systems and the aftermath for human populations left remaining in worlds lacking resources necessary for adequate sustenance of life. The Road shows dissolution of a family as the wife, named Woman (Charlize Theron), deserts her Man (Viggo Mortenson) and Boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee). The film dissolves into the grim, gray, and misty scenes of destruction and despair as Man and Boy endeavor to survive in a lawless world of cannibalism, thievery, and brutal survival. This film is an absolute ‘must see’ film. It is completely new, fresh, and worth the entertainment dollar.

Storyline

The end of the world has come and gone. Now, Man (Viggo Mortensen) and Boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) need to survive the cold and find food.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director John Hillcoat for directing efforts. Thank you to Executive Producers Marc Butan, Mark Cuban, Rudd Simmons, and Todd Wagner for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Old Man (Robert Duvall), Veteran (Guy Pearce), Motherly Woman (Molly Parker), Thief (Michael Kenneth Williams), Gang Member (Garret Dillahunt), Woman (Charlize Theron), and Bearded Man (Bob Jennings).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This movie completely scores a watch. Don't miss it.

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