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Reservation Road

Ethan Learner (Joaquin Phoenix) is driving is son Josh (Sean Curley) home from a music recital. Dwight Arno (Mark Ruffalo) has his son Lucas (Eddie Alderson) in tow after attending a baseball game. When these two parents collide on Reservation Road, a tragedy occurs that will change their lives forever. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: B-
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Theater Release: 25 Oct 2007
Video Release: 07 Apr 2008
MPAA Rating: R
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How We Determine Our Grades

Reservation Road is rated R: for language and some disturbing images.

Cast: Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Connelly.
Studio: Focus Features

Detailed Review

If depicting a grieving parent is a quick way to win audience sympathy, then Reservation Road should have that in the bag because it contains two such sorrowing fathers.

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Why Is Reservation Road Rated R?

This movie presents nearly continuous suspense as a character looks for a hit-an-run driver who… 
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Talk It Over

Both of the fathers in this film are making mistakes. How can anger overcome our… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

Joaquin Phoenix can also be seen in Walk The Line. Mark Ruffalo stars in 
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