It's a post-apocalyptic world, several years after whatever the cataclysmic event, which has in turn caused frequent quakes as further potential hazards. The world is gray and getting quickly grayer as more and more things die off. A man and his pre-teen son, who was born after the apocalypse, are currently on the road, their plan to walk to the coast and head south where the man hopes there will be a more hospitable environment in which to live. The man has taught his son that they are the "good people" who have fire in their hearts, which in combination largely means that they will not resort to cannibalism to survive. The man owns a pistol with two bullets remaining, which he will use for murder/suicide of him and his son if he feels that that is a better fate for them than life in the alternative. Food and fuel are for what everyone is looking. The man has taught his son to be suspect of everyone that they may meet, these strangers who, out of desperation, may not only try to ...Written by
The name of Old Man is given as Ely. This is also the name of the town in which Guy Pearce (Veteran) was born, in Cambridgeshire, England, although the pronunciation is different. See more »
The pistol the man carries with the boy (supposedly the same from his home) is a small caliber revolver. The pistol that the man and woman 'talk' over and even show the last 2 bullets is a large caliber revolver. This is clearly visible in each situation when the barrel is visible. See more »
It took me almost ten years to watch "The Road", but today was finally the day that I watched this movie. To be honest, I didn't know what to expect. I only knew that it was in an post-apocalyptic future. So, since I actually really like Viggo Mortensen, I decided to open my heart to this movie. And I must say it: it is amazing.
Most of the movies (and TV series) that show post-apocalyptic scenarios have zombies... So, that's our main idea when we think about the "end of the world". But this movie only shows what happened to nature and to people - obviously without zombies. Everyone in this movie is trying to survive at his own way. Some became bad people, but others are still humans.
In the end, even after realizing that this apocalyptic scenario may never happen, I cried. Because the characters and their relations are so real...
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