The Road is a 2009 American post-apocalyptic survival film by John Hillcoat and based on the book of the same name written by Cormac McCarthy. A man and his boy decide to leave their secluded home because of the impending harsh winter and the recent death of his wife. Resources and food were scarce so they decide to travel south. They make their way through many treacherous situations in the hopes of finding greener pastures. On their journey they encounter cannibals, and others who are out to steal, cheat and otherwise harm. This film has a slow methodical pace, with real locations mimicking abandoned and dead locations through the entire movie. Starring Viggo Mortensen as the ‘father’, Kodi Smit-McPhee as the ‘son’, and Charlize Theron as the ‘wife’. The film is Rated R for adult situations. A truly inspiring journey that chronicles the struggle between survival and human kindness.

Trailer: the Road Trailer