“An unnamed father (Mortensen) and his young son (Smit-McPhee) struggle to survive after an unspecified apocalypse and make their way toward the coast for possible food, shelter, safety, or to potentially find other survivors of the cataclysmic events. Along the way, they encounter grave struggles and hardships across the barren landscapes, with scarce shelter and resources available to them, and having to avoid bands of cannibals and other desperate gangs looking to pillage valuables and food. Various flashback sequences occur where the Man remembers events prior to the catastrophe, many involving his deceased wife, who has a much more expanded role in the film than in the original book.”
– Viggo Mortensen as the Man.
– Kodi Smit-McPhee as the Boy.
– Charlize Theron as the Wife, who appears in flashback.
– Michael K. Williams as a thief.
– Guy Pearce as a father wandering with his family.
– Robert Duvall as an old, dying man.
I read the book, and even if I feel like the world was darker in Cormac McCarthy’s book, I still think that John Hillcoat’s The Road is a faithful adaptation. I’m quite impatient to watch The Road!