The Road

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"In a moment the world changed forever."
  • R
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 51 min
  • 7.2  (252,147)
  • 64

In a post-apocalyptic world where a catastrophic event has wiped out most of humanity and left the planet in a barren, ash-filled wasteland, a man and his young son journey through the desolate landscape in search of safety and a better life. The man (played by Viggo Mortensen) and the boy (played by Kodi Smit-McPhee) must navigate through treacherous terrain, avoid dangerous gangs of cannibalistic survivors, scavenge for food and resources, and try to survive in a world stripped of all hope and humanity.

As they travel along the remains of what was once the United States of America, the man and boy encounter various characters, both helpful and dangerous. They come across a marauding gang of thieves, a lone traveler who offers them temporary shelter, and a mother and daughter who have resorted to desperate measures to survive.

Throughout their journey, the man and boy struggle to hold onto their humanity and remain true to their values of compassion and kindness in the face of total despair. The relationship between the father and son is the heart of the film, as they depend on each other for survival and try to find meaning and purpose in a world that has been torn apart by chaos.

The Road is a bleak and haunting film that explores the darkest depths of human nature and the forces that drive us to survive in the face of unimaginable tragedy. It is a powerful and moving exploration of love, loss, and the human spirit, and features stunning performances from Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron (who plays the boy's mother in flashbacks), and Kodi Smit-McPhee.

The film was directed by John Hillcoat and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy. Its sparse, minimalist style and stark, unrelenting atmosphere captures the brutal reality of a world without hope or morality, and offers a harrowing portrait of the human condition in its most dire and desperate state.

Despite its grim subject matter, The Road is ultimately a deeply affecting and poignant film that speaks to the resilience and endurance of the human spirit, even in the face of overwhelming adversity. It is a must-see for fans of post-apocalyptic fiction and those seeking a thought-provoking, emotionally-charged cinematic experience.

The Road is a 2009 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 51 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2 and a MetaScore of 64.

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    7.2  (252,147)
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