Monday, January 11, 2010

Movie Review: The Road (2009)

The Road
Released 2009
112 mins.

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Robert Duvall, and Kodi Smit-McPhee

Synopsis: A father and son travel through a grim, post-apocalyptic America after nuclear winter conditions have devastated the land.  Civilization has degraded to roving bands of savages committing unspeakable acts to survive.  What little shelter the two have is interrupted by constant pursuers with bright yellow teeth and extreme body odor.  The only refuge from the daily horror of keeping his son from being skull-f@#$ed are the dreams of his dead wife giving up in the face of a hopeless future. 

Mike Tells It Straight: This movie is the most depressing thing I have ever seen.  There are no redeeming qualities to be found here.  It will ruin your day/night/week/weekend/month/bar mitzvah.  Avoid this movie at all costs - you have been warned!

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