I was warned that this movie was depressing as hell, and it pretty much was. I was more worried about the ending being the worst part, but the last few moments are actually pretty uplifting.
I rented this movie, so I didn’t have the box, which meant I didn’t realize that there was an amazing supporting cast until they popped up on screen. Not just the people on the cover either. Garret Dillahunt and Michael Kenneth Williams both steal the show when they show up as well. Every actor in this flick really nailed it.
I was also amazed by the scope of some the shots. The story of this movie is very small, it’s about a boy and his father, and that’s it. The huge sweeping burned out landscapes really pushed home the breadth of the devastation. They also looked gorgeous.
The Road was pretty much great. While it’s intense, and super-heavy emotionally, I really, REALLY enjoyed it.
5 out of 5