The Road

Year Released: 2009

Main Stars: Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Charlize Theron, Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce

Last watched: February 2012

Review Date: February 2012

Number Watches: 1

Have you ever met a film you can’t fault? Me neither until The Road.

That’s not to say I like it better than Star Wars, oh, no. This is not a fun event to go through. What I mean is that The Road is absolutely true to everything it tries to be. There is not a moment goes by when you feel like you are watching actors on a set. Every second is involved in that landscape and that story.

Viggo shows us all how intense acting can be and it is incredible how much he is the epitomy of a desperate father in an apocalyptic world learning how to become a psycho. Charlize, Guy, Robert – they dish out the right stuff like it was chocolate bars in a tofu sandwich.

Got to talk a out Kodi the kid. Perfect role and superb acting. I mean, this would be the part that would let it all fall down but no, there’s no gap, no loop hole, nothing wrong. Every tear is real and every scared stare is desperate and empty.

Scenes, lighting, camera work, the lot – spot on. There’s even no issue with the disaster that’s hit America. It only plays second fiddle so don’t be worried about another 2012 or The Day After Today Or Tomorrow Or Last Week or something.

And yes, I did cry at the end. Totally unexpected and you won’t have a chance. Don’t fight it, there’s no real reason for it but it will happen anyway.

I am glad I watched it and, given time, I’ll watch it again. There’s a feeling of being full and having done the empotional thing enough.

Keep DVD?
Yes. For how long? How long can it stay alive? HOW LONG??!

Watch if on TV?
Yes. Probably not for a laugh…. definately not for a laugh.

Snog, Marry, Avoid?
Marry, uncomfortably. But for how long? How long can any of it last? Life, what is it worth anyway in this grey world?

 

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