Friday, 6 August 2010

Spriggsblog Goes To The Movies

Has anyone seen John Hillcoat's post-apocalyptic nightmare vision "The Road" -- Viggo Mortensen, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Charlize Theron?
I watched it last night and although it's not exactly what you'd call light entertainment -- it's unremittingly bleak -- it's quite brilliant.  Viggo Mortensen is superb and although normally i detest child actors, young Master Smit-McPhee, as his son, is very good.  The supporting cast -- Charlize, Robert Duvall, Guy Pearce -- all have very small parts; this film belongs to Viggo & Kodi, and they shine (in a film where there is no sunshine).
Very highly recommended.

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