The Road (I) (2009)
Parents GuideAdd to guide
Showing all 20 items
|MPAA||Rated R for some violence, disturbing images and language|
Sex & Nudity
- Brief mention of fear of sexual violence against the main character's wife and son.
- Naked male rears are shown multiple times - a couple of times in the context of swimming, once when a man is forced to strip: and according to a separate parents guide, during these events, brief blink-and-you'll-miss-it instances flash genitals. In addition to all this, a man urinates on a tree and a dark room contains a crowd of nude individuals.
Violence & Gore
- A man is shot with a flair not very graphic and only the aftermath is seen.
- A severed human head and all the intestines (heart, stomach, guts) are shown for 3-5 seconds (the rest is presumed to have been cannibalised).
- Most of the violence is only implied or heard.
- A father and son find bodies hanging in a barn from apparent suicide
- People are shot with crossbows and guns. Some graphic wounds.
- A storage of human livestock is revealed. Many of the people are in various states of starvation as well as living butchery (raw amputations, etc). This is shown quickly in a dark room, with chaos and scrambling for the open door. This is probably the most disturbing scene in the movie.
- This film's actual violence is low compared to the near-constant sense of threat.
- 5 uses of f*ck (one mixed with mother) 2 uses of son of a bi*ch, and a few uses of sh*t, a*s, and hell and one use of c*cksucking.
- Moderate strong language.
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
- A man smokes cigarettes in several scenes.
- A son asks his father if he can have some alcohol.
Frightening & Intense Scenes
- Two characters come across a pile of human skulls. A few skulls are on the top of stakes. A significant part of land is covered in blood, presumably human.
- A woman and her child are running away from a mob of cannibals who eventually overtake them. Nothing is shown, camera moves away, muffled shrieks and shots are heard.
- A man holds a gun to his son's forehead contemplating if he should be killed and spared the possible horror.
- The entire film is intense and dreary. The constant threat of violence is very ominous, constant references to suicide and murder. The scene where human livestock are discovered is extremely disturbing and frightening (lasts about 5-7 seconds). Bodies shown post-suicide. All characters shown in state of no hygiene, and starvation.
- The film involves danger, threats, and a gloomy, bleak atmosphere.
- Parents argue and discuss the likelihood of rape and murder in their/their son's future in an apparently violent atmosphere with gangs of cannibalistic adults.
- A father instructs his son on how to use a firearm to commit suicide. The threat of suicide is very prevalent.