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Are We There Yet? The Long Awaited The Road Finally Arrives!

 

The Road

We at Bitter Balcony are very much looking forward to “The Road”, the apocalyptic adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's awesome novel. The film is set for release in the fall of 2008, can't wait!

We at Bitter Balcony are very much looking forward to “The Road”, the apocalyptic adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's awesome novel. The film is set for release in February 2009, can't wait!

We at Bitter Balcony are very much looking forward to “The Road”, the apocalyptic adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's awesome novel. The film is set for release in October 2009, can't wait!

We at Bitter Balcony are very much looking forward to “The Road”, the apocalyptic adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's awesome novel. The film is set, WHAT THE HELL!!! RELEASE THE DAMN THING ALREADY!!!

Well, a wide release date of November 25, 2009 is set for “The Road,” and we’re hoping the film has been delayed for commercial or award consideration reasons and not because it sucks. And it’s unlikely to be bad with Australian director John Hillcoat of “The Proposition” behind the lens and the perfectly cast Viggo Mortensen as the weary, loving father of a young boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee). The duo deal with numerous perils as they try to reach the shore in a world covered in ash. If “The Road” could recite even half of McCarthy's novel emotions and prose, it would be a hit and perennial contender for trophies – or at least an above-average adventure with touches of humanity. We all know how awesome the last McCarthy adaption was, “Friend-O.” We’ll find out soon enough, if they decide to release “The Road” already.

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The Road

Credits:

Directed by: John Hillcoat
Written by: Cormac McCarthy (novel), Joe Penhall (Screenplay)
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee





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Comments, rants and other stuffs below
Francine on Sun, 10/11/2009 - 5:36pm

When I saw that Charlize Theron was in this film, my hopes for "The Road" were dashed. She's a fine actress and definitely earned her Oscar for "Monster," but the part of the mother in the book amounts to about three minutes of on-screen movie time. That's not likely to happen in the film; not at her salary. I'm prepared to see a lot of flashbacks interrupting the survival/struggle/horror tale of father and son.

JAS on Mon, 10/12/2009 - 9:43pm

You've got a good point. I'm willing to give it a shot though as I do think the role of the wife/mother was underused in the book. As long as they time the flashbacks well it might not be too intrusive.

My real concern is if they try to explain what happened to the world differently than in the book. I really love how it was handled in the book.

JAS on Fri, 10/09/2009 - 3:49pm

And in two weeks we'll be adding yet another date to this one...

PS. For those who have not read the book - get too it! Its great!

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