Film Review: The Road

January 11, 2010 Pop Culture, Reviews Comments (0) 106

The Road

I finally got to see John Hillcoat and Joe Penhall’s film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road this weekend, and I was not disappointed.  McCarthy’s bleak post-apocalyptic father-and-son story is one of my favorite books.  The film is extremely faithful, though sadly it leaves out the baby-eating, one of the most memorable scenes from the book.  Not that we needed baby-eating.  Laid out on the screen, the depravity and desperation of humans without a society are horrifying enough.  My friend Alex, who had not read the book, cringed visibly throughout.

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