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Let’s face it, John Hillcoat’s “The Road”, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy, is gonna depress the hell outta you. It’s a drab, dark, and gritty little film with a big Hollywood budget about an unnamed man and his unnamed son as they try to survive in a post-apocalyptic America. This involves running afoul of cannibals, guys with guns, crazy old men at campfires, and diving for food. It’s good fun if you can survive it. Check out five whopping extended clips from the movie that have shown up on YouTube.
Based on Cormac McCarthy’s best-selling and Pulitzer Prize winning novel, “The Road” is the epic post-apocalyptic tale of a journey taken by a father and his young son across a barren landscape that was blasted by an unnamed cataclysm that destroyed civilization and most life on earth.
Starring Charlize Theron, Viggo Mortensen, Garret Dillahunt, Guy Pearce, Robert Duvall, Molly Parker, Michael K. Williams, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Brenna Roth, and directed by John Hillcoat of “The Proposition” fame.
The fit hits the shan October 16, 2009.