The Road

The Road

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Film description

A post-apocalyptic tale of a man and his son trying to survive by any means possible.

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Release Dates

UK Cinema release
January 16th 2009
UK DVD release
May 17th 2010
UK Blu-ray release
June 17th 2010

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Comments

    • pauldolan8

      Oct 18th 2009, 21:31

      That is the best reason I have ever read as to why some books should never be turned into films. The Road as a novel is heart rending. It is without a doubt the saddest and most beautiful story I have ever read. At one stage I could not even pick the book up to continue reading the narrative. My God, the man (McCarthy) is a literary genius. Your reviewer is 100% correct this book cannot be filmed - at least not as a 2 hour movie - even as a mini series I do not think the full power and terror of McCarthy's post apocalyptic world can be translated from the written page to the movie screen.

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    • AndyHouse

      Dec 15th 2009, 12:49

      Did this ever get a theatrical release in the UK? I guess the distributors thought it too 'commie' for our sensitive eyes. I agree with Paul the book is fantastic and has led me to buy other (and I might say better) McCarthy works. The man is indeed a literary genius. I would still like to make my mind up about the film though.

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    • AndyHouse

      Dec 15th 2009, 12:59

      OK - in answer to my own question, screenrush.com says Jan 08 2010. Come on TF where's your review and info?

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