The Road

Movie information

In a moment, the world changed forever. Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for some violence, disturbing images and language.
Released on:
November 25, 2009 (Wed)  (limited)

Previously Announced Release Dates:
November 26, 2008
November 14, 2008
October 16, 2009

Production Companies:
2929 Productions, Chockstone Pictures, Nick Wechsler Productions, Road Rebel
The Weinstein Co.

Status: Released

Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Guy Pearce, Robert Duvall

Director: John Hillcoat

Screenwriter: Joe Penhall
Script: Novel Adaptation

Genre: Thriller, Drama
About the film:
The post-apocalyptic nightmarish road trip of a man who tries to transport his son to safety while fending off starving stragglers and marauding packs of cannibals.
Rated R for some violence, disturbing images and language.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $1.5 mil. (111 theaters) | Domestic Total: $8.12 mil.
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  • The Road - The Novel

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    Justis – dBTCMvhtBeqR
    September 13, 2011 - 23:41
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    Haha. I woke up down today. You've ceehred me up!

    Janess – tMvrtIamSTS
    May 08, 2011 - 14:18
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    At last, someone comes up with the "right" awnser!

    Jason – Tel Aviv, Israel
    December 02, 2009 - 15:35
    Subject: The book still haunts me...

    I read the book over 12hrs: just couldn't put it down. The story still haunts me and almost brings me to tears. I hope it comes out here soon (can't find a date, might have to fly to some place else to see it this year). Peace out.

    Deb – NC
    November 07, 2009 - 17:08
    Subject: United States

    Read the book right after it came out. It was the bleakest, darkest book that I have ever read. The only reason I finished it was hoping that things would get better. Didn't happen. Would take some major changes, especially to the ending to make me want to see this.

    Reply to Deb
    jeris turner – ventura, ca
    November 13, 2009 - 23:31
    Subject: Re: United States

    It's a challenge to be sure. I've seen it 4 times now, and it gets to me every time. This is not a film for the faint of heart. You need to be a deep thinker with lots of courage to face this. None of us face reality all of the time. This may be too much for you. Of course one of the 2 main characters was played by an 11 year-old boy. He handled it fine.

    Laurie Mann – Pittsburgh, PA
    April 14, 2009 - 09:36
    Subject: IMDB Now Reports an October 2009 Release for the US

    Can't find confirmation of this anywhere else, but it seems logical.

    Laurie Mann
    The Road News and Rumors

    Gerhard – Vienna
    March 14, 2009 - 15:25
    Subject: The road release date

    A large community is waiting in Vienna to see "The Road" movie. As we are thrilled by McCarthies book, we hope the movie gets release soon in 2009. With greetings from Vienna, Austria

    sherri – mid-south
    December 27, 2008 - 07:35
    Subject: release date b-s

    what is up with the changing of the release date for the road....i suppose with all the blockbusters released at the end of the year the producers were afraid it would get passed by for some well deserved critical acclaim. as an avid reader and fan of the book, and its author i am so pisst off. mccarthy is not a publicity hound but he must know that his fans are highly disturbed at how his books keep getting twisted...but i bet he loves taking his checks to the bank. maybe not a spotlighter but definitely a hollywood ho like some of the rest...did i say king? koontz? steele? with the economy crunch, i guess i will stick with books and recycle them and then wait for the cheaper rentals. invest stock in redbox, and netflix. it cost 30 bucks to go to a movie and get snacks. who can stand that?