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.