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The world has been through some kind of apocalyptic event. We travel with a man and his son through this desolate dying world. Their focus is on finding food, staying warm, heading for the coast and not getting caught by “the bad people”. Some of the remaining population has resorted to cannibalism to survive. We travel with a father and son as they make their way in these circumstances.
Bleak and more bleak is the tone of this film. John Hillcoat creates this world for the story to play out. Warren Ellis and Nick Cave supply the appropriate music. Based on a Cormac McCarthy book, Hillcoat keeps it real and focused. It’s all about survival and what people will do to attain that. Viggo Mortensen is the perfect person to play the father and does his usual great work. The film is drab, depressing and full of human suffering but there is a flicker of man’s instinct to keep going.
Maybe a little bleak for some tastes but hey, shake it up, you can always throw on a romantic comedy after and get really bummed out.
The question CB asked after was, “What would I do to survive? Would I be one of the good guys?” Hit ‘The Road’ and see what you think.
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