The Road

The Road

DVD - 2010
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A father and his son are two of the last remaining people on earth after an unexplained tragedy has destroyed most of life. As the two head south, they are faced with many trials and tribulations along the way. An intense bond between the father and son is formed as together they strive to not only survive, but to retain humanity as they help the people they encounter along the way.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2010.
Edition: Widescreen version.
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE ROA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (111 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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jezicuhh
Aug 01, 2017

DVD stopped working halfway through. That's why it gets 1 star. I was pretty bored leading up to the DVD crapping out though, despite loving the book so much. This movie adaptation would have gotten 3 stars at best. I really wish the library would take these messed up DVDs off the shelves/library patrons would report damaged discs!! :-(

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trcookIIImddmd
Jan 03, 2017

Boring; that's it.

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Engle
Dec 29, 2016

This movie affected me and thus deserves a good rating. The bit about the gun was overdone. And the greater humanity came from the boy, not his father, who tended to reciprocate using violent means. I was left wondering how much longer can anyone last, much less families with young ones to care for. With food running out, was grass an option ? Bleak indeed, but thought provoking nevertheless.

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akirakato
Apr 29, 2016

This is a 2009 American post-apocalyptic drama directed by John Hillcoat, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning 2006 novel of the same name by American author Cormac McCarthy.
The film depicts a story about a father and his son in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Although the ending is quite thought-provoking, the film moves so slowly that I almost quit viewing halfway through.

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erinsnest
Apr 12, 2016

I didn't like this movie. I found it depressing and boring, and ugly as well. Oh well you can't win them all!

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SmartAssAWhip
Mar 18, 2016

A bleak look into the world after civilization ends. Nicely understated in the writing & acting. Serious stuff that is required viewing for anyone who has forgotten about "what really matters" in life; which, especially in North America, is most people.

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Nursebob
Mar 17, 2016

Based on Cormac McCarthy’s novel, director John Hillcoat’s sobering account of life after the fall is as far from the testosterone-laced idiocy of "Mad Max" as one can get. Much like 1983’s "Testament" in which a woman stoically faces The End with her children by her side, Hillcoat reduces man’s final bang and whimper to a single family unit (the mother, Charlize Theron, having given up earlier on). But this is a grittier, more appalling look at what can happen to the human animal once civilization’s veneer is ripped away. The film’s pall of violence and depravity, though never presented gratuitously, nevertheless imparts a bleakness more disheartening than all those images of blasted forests and crumbling country homes. “Keep the fire alive!” pleads dad at one point while choking on a lungful of ash, and in the shrouded silence this simple supplication resounds like a benediction.

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publicenemy45
Jan 09, 2016

this is a really good movie i enjoy it very much. the acting is excellent.

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THX317
Sep 05, 2015

The greatest post-apocalyptic film ever made. Adapted from Cormac McCarthy's novel. Probably, this is what the inevitable end of the human world will look like more than anything you will see in your lifetime; and this is why you'll either love it or hate it.

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RoxyK
Nov 06, 2014

I'll start by mentioning that a high percentage of comments/reviews on this film are FOR THE WRONG MOVIE (have msgd the library in case they can fix)... some patrons are reviewing On the Road, not The Road, and are giving it a lower rating than is probably accurate. This film was well done overall, but you'll only enjoy watching it if you can tolerate a slowish pace. It is as dark and depressing and scary as other reviewers say, but is also very realistic if this kind of apocalyptic event were to ever occur.

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Loravika
Nov 18, 2010

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

A post-apocalyptic tale of a man and his son trying to survive by any means possible.

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bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

The Man: I told the boy when you dream about bad things happening, it means you're still fighting and you're still alive. It's when you start to dream about good things that you should start to worry.

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