The Road

The Road

DVD - 2010
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A father and son travel through post-Apocalytic America seeking whatever hope the coast can provide.
Audience: Not rated.
Publisher: Montréal : Alliance Atlantis, 2010.
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Road
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (111 min.) : digital, sound, color ; 12 cm
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
In English dubbed in French.

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wyllow
Apr 24, 2019

While it was a very well done and acted movie, The Road was so disturbing and dark in its depiction of a post-apocalyptic world peopled by survivors that exhibit the worst side of humanity, that I wish I had never seen it.

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LauraSteinert
Feb 17, 2019

WOW. This was amazing. I did not have high hopes for this movie because it sounded depressing. Strangely it was uplifting despite the bleak post-apocalypse setting. The long pans of the dead forests, destroyed buildings and bleak sea shore actually do create an atmosphere--unlike most of the artsy stuff in other movies that just seem to be filler to extend running time. There are unanswered questions about how this happened, but the point isn't about before, it is firmly about the moving forward. (Nuclear winter or volcanic winter, does it matter if your starving?)
The child, Kodi Smit-Mcfee was brilliant considering what he was given to work with.

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tauseef365
Jun 02, 2018

Highfalutin' concept marred by plot holes and ridiculous product placement renders this turkey unwatchable. Zero stars.

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humbleworm
Apr 02, 2018

Remarkably similar to The Walking Dead without the zombies and gore. I liked the sad but hopeful ending.

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Parentfx
Apr 01, 2018

I enjoyed watching this movie. It really opens your eyes when you can feel what is really happening in this movie. Survival is the strong point here!
If you think about it, this could really happen in our society.

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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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Parentfx
Apr 03, 2018

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Mar 17, 2012

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May 04, 2011

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bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

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Loravika
Nov 18, 2010

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Aug 05, 2010

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Parentfx
Apr 03, 2018

Other: Rated R for some violence, disturbing images and language.

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fingarc
May 04, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Apr 19, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Loravika
Nov 18, 2010

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Loravika
Nov 18, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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hur74Vety
Aug 05, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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hur74Vety
Aug 05, 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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