ABSOLUTELY LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF THIS MOVIE! After finally getting a chance to view "The Road," after wanting to see it all this time since it first came out in theaters back in 2009. I must say, I'm really kicking myself in the you know what for not seeing this movie sooner. This is definitely the ultimate post apocalyptic movie I have ever seen! Viggo Mortensen is absolutely fantastic in this, and is such an underrated actor in this business, that I don't know why we have not seen more of him! He was on such a hot streak, after being done with all three of The Lord of the Rings movies and then it just stopped! I guess that's how the game goes for some stars in Hollywood, but I really wish it didn't happen for Viggo Mortensen, because he really is such a huge talent in my eyes that I feel shouldn't be ignored. Maybe he's just being extremely selective like Daniel Day-Lewis is with his projects, who knows? But man, does he shine in this movie as a single dad, desperately trying to keep him and his son alive in a post apocalyptic world where cannibalism is the main threat from other survivors such as themselves. But Mortensen and his son are not cannibals. They search all over trying to find what ever they can to fill their bellies, while sticking together and not trusting anyone at all! The boy who plays his son is this is absolutely fantastic that you fall in love with him the minute you hear him speak. Which brings me to my theory that this is the deepest father an son relationship I have ever witnessed on screen. You really believe the whole time you are watching this movie that these two really are father and son. It's emotional. Deep. And feels extremely real watching and seeing what they must endure to survive in a world where human are the real threat like in "The Walking Dead." The real treat of the film though is the small performances in the film, especially when we flash back to Mortensen, his son, and his wife at the time before and after the end of the world occurs. Who played amazingly by Charlize Theron. I must say, I have seen just about Charlize Theron in just about everything she has done. And she definitely is a major force to not be reckon with in the movie industry as far as actresses are concerned. Because she really does give on of her all time best performances, as an intense and desperate mother trying to hang on for as long as she can in the apocalyptic world she and her husband and son are forced to live in now. Until, she decides she cannot go on any further and disappears into the cold woods never to be heard from again. We assume she dies somewhere in the wilderness freezing to death, as she wonders into the woods with no jacket to keep her warm. It's one of those performances that reminds us why Charlize Theron won her Oscar for Best Actress in "Monster," in the first place. We also get small cameos from the great Robert DuVall, who can literally do ANYTHING! Even just showing up in the film for ten minutes as an old, desperate lonely old man starving to death. Who Mortensen and his son encounter on their mission to head south in hope things will be better for them their than up north. DuVall's character is clearly damaged from the apocalyptic mess, but doesn't want to talk about his loss, and WE BUY IT! Because it's Robert DuVall for crying out loud! We also get a small cameo from Guy Pearce at the end of the film as well, which is really something to watch as I won't give away what happens. Just go see this movie. As I feel it really speaks for everyone in today's world especially trying to make ends meet for them on their families. Basically, it's about survival. Which is something we all can relate to in this world of ours. But one thing I can also guarantee is that this movie will touch your heart like no other.