The Road parents guide

The Road Parent Guide

Release date November 25, 2009

In a frozen and post-apocalyptic world, a father (Viggo Mortensen) and his son (Kodi Smit-McPhee) set out on a long road in search of life or anything like it.

Why is The Road rated R? The MPA rated The Road R for some violence, disturbing images and language.

Run Time: 119 minutes

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The Road
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is The Road rated R? The Road is rated R by the MPAA for some violence, disturbing images and language.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Portrayals of graphic violence, with occasional gory and grotesque images.

- Occasional upsetting or disturbing scenes, including portrayals of suffering and extreme distress, some of which involve children.

- Frequent nightmarish images, including detailed portrayals of corpses.

Sexual Content:

- Buttock nudity seen in a non-sexual context.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Mild sexual innuendo.


- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive and variations.

- Infrequent profanity and cursing.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco use

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Cast and Crew

The Road is directed by John Hillcoat and stars Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smit-McPhee.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Road movie is May 25, 2010. Here are some details…

The Road releases to DVD and Blu-ray on May 25, 2010.

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Other depictions of the world ending in calamity are found in The Day After Tomorrow, The Day the Earth Stood Still and 2012.

Viggo Mortensen stars as Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, and Charlize Theron (who also appears in this movie) can be seen in The Italian Job and That Thing You Do.