“THE ROAD” IS A MOVIE YOU SHOULD NOT MISS

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“The Road” is NOT just another post-apocalyptic thriller. Far from it. This might be the most profound and heartbreaking movie of the year. A masterpiece of morality – it’s agonizing to watch because we can so easily picture ourselves in the same hopeless situation. Viggo Mortensen plays one a few hungry survivors left after a worldwide disaster never clearly explained, but apparently almost all animals and plants are dead or dying, the climate is gradually freezing, and skies are increasingly gray. Ten years have passed, food is gone, and Mortensen and his son forge ahead in this desolate barren landscape, scrounging for sustenance and shoes, trying to stay alive as they walk “south” hoping for a warmer climate. It’s the breakdown of civilized society and everyone seems to be a bad guy. (In one scene, a cannibalistic gang of men corralled women and children to kill and eat.) Life is so brutal and terrifying – is it worth the struggle? Many choose suicide and others question if THEY have become the “bad guy.” This movie will not only make you think, it will make you instantly grateful for every little thing you have.

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Posted by Janet on October 25, 2009

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  1. By gay tallywacker
    On October 25, 2009 at

    You know, I didn’t really like the book. Not only was it depressing, there were too many unanswered questions. Not sure how the movie will be any better.

  2. By Dieter Shumacher-Berlin
    On October 26, 2009 at

    Janet has reccommended other films which have been true duds. Clearly she is working for some studio hack to push this rubbish out to the masses. Just watch the Mel Gibson movie to get the same old story.

  3. By pinkstar
    On October 26, 2009 at

    I love Viggo,what a great actor..
    Anything he is in i will watch.

  4. By captain america
    On October 26, 2009 at

    …………”CATWEAZLE” is back?

  5. By Noble Cascade
    On October 26, 2009 at

    No Thanks! I am tired of “end of the world”, “bleak as death” movies. There is enough of that in real life. When I pay to see a movie I want to be entertained and feel good when I leave.

  6. By dee cee
    On October 26, 2009 at

    Odd that ‘liberals’ would walk south, the place of morons, beggars and trailer trash in order to survive!? After all those survival seeds are locked up in the frozen north and they are smarter, richer, sexier, wiser and well-able to drive the US and the world into Socialist doom and survive with illegals and terrorists to aide and help them, not desiring the honorable, yet cursed Christian citizens of the land their rights?

  7. By Carol Crandall
    On October 26, 2009 at

    My grandson auditioned for the role of the boy – obviously they went with someone a bit older than Jack was at the time. He did so much want to go to Australia though! I’,m sure he’ll want to see this one.

  8. By Beanie
    On October 26, 2009 at

    The book was amazing I thought.. It burned scenes onto my brain that I can’t ever forget. It is not a happy story, It is thought provoking and very intense. It is one of my favorite books

  9. By chi chi
    On October 26, 2009 at

    The south is not the land of idiots, as a liberal I can verify that. Bigots have to use any forum to spread the ignorance I guess. The only true socialist I ever heard of was that rabbi dude, Jesus and his band of xtians that lived communally.Deecee, why dont you open your mind and get out more. Viggo is a good actor and he is at the point he can pick and choose only the best to work in.

  10. By Jasper's Goat
    On October 26, 2009 at

    Regarding the comment by dee cee (about 5 comments up). I have re-read the last really long sentence 5 times, and I have no idea what dee cee is talking about.

  11. By Bettye Bluejay
    On October 27, 2009 at

    I’ll go see it if he’s naked again. I’ve worn out my copy of Eastern Promises.

  12. By Spacelamb
    On October 29, 2009 at

    Good to hear. The book is amazing. Do yourself a favour and give it a read, Janet, but make sure you have somebody to give you a hug afterwards!

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