Review: The Road (2009)

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The film has no story about the premise of how the apocalyptic event in the film happened, and the struggle is about the father and son keeping up their faith with each other and trying to survive as humanely as possible.

It’s probably the most depressing film I’ve seen in a while. The premise of a post-apocalyptic America where a father and son are shown on a journey towards a warmer place in the south is as bleak as the film’s backdrop. I haven’t read the book of the same title, but after watching the film, I don’t think I’d read the book—as I’ve said, it’s just way too depressing.

Viggo Mortensen as the father was amazing; there is this depth about him being the father, taking care of his son, and protecting him in every way he can.

Kodi Smit-McPhee’s character was annoying, which I thought was a good thing, but this isn’t endearing me to the film if I’m being honest. Will I watch this again? Maybe not.


Rating: 7 out of 10
Director: John Hillcoat
Book by : Cormac McCarthy
Screenplay: Joe Penhall
Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael K. Williams, Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce, Charlize Theron
Release Date: November 2009


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