"The Road" looks like the bleak and grimy holiday fare I need to cut the saccharine sweetness that Hollywood tends to pump out towards the end of the year. Based on the even bleaker novel written by Cormac McCarthy (author of "No Country for Old Men"), "The Road" tells the story of a man and his son trying to stay alive after a global apocalypse wipes out most of humanity leaving not much more than a wasteland behind. Sounds like my cup of tea.
It also helps that this movie has a pretty impressive cast including Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce and Robert Duvall. This movie is directed by John Hillcoat, the guy that directed Guy Pearce in the Australian western "The Proposition", which was also bleak and grimy. I'm starting to see a pattern here. In any case, this should be good. Make sure to check out the trailer and make a date to balance out the holiday cheer with some post-apocalyptic somberness.