The Road

John Hillcoat and Viggo will be at TIFF again this year, with The Road. Based on the novel by Cormac McNoCountryforOld Men and featuring Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce and Charlize Theron. I want to see this, but I’m thinking this is an end of the day movie. I saw No Country at a 9:00 AM showing at the festival, and I spent the rest of the day feeling oddly unsettled and being freaked out whenever I saw someone with a bowl cut. Hillcoat’s The Proposition actually made me jump in my seat a couple of times when I saw it, partially because the sound mix was a bit off, and the gunshots were way loud, but mostly because the violence was so matter of fact and could occur mid-conversation.

Considering I haven’t read the book I may be jumping to conclusions assuming that the movie may be a bit dark and or violent, however according to IMDB there’s a character called ‘Baby Eater’. Nuff said.

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