Movie Review: The Road

Following in the tradition of the Bing Crosby-Bob Hope “On The Road to…” films, and similar in both plot and structure as, and likely inspired by, Dumb & DumberThe Road is a lighthearted romp about a boy and his father travelling together across the country which is sure to delight the entire family.  Viggo Mortensen brings a tender comic sensibility in his portrayal of ‘Papa’ and Kodi Smit-McPhee as ‘the Boy’ is carefree and joyous as the pair get into some madcap hijinks.  Crotchety old Robert Duvall brings a few laughs in his portrayal of an itinerant wanderer the two meet while out on the Road and Guy Pearce has a small role but still brings the funny.  Based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy, the film takes that book’s raucous comic stylings to an entirely new level.

Pop some popcorn and gather the whole family around the television, because this film is destined to become a family classic like The Wizard of Oz and is a treat that both young and old should see, 8.5/10.

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