R | | Adventure, Drama
In a dangerous post-apocalyptic world, an ailing father defends his son as they slowly travel to the sea.
For the birthing scene, John Hillcoat originally planned to record the screaming of women actually giving birth, and edit it over the scene. Charlize Theron objected to this, and filmed the scene herself. The screaming you hear in the film, is actually her.
What's happening? Why are you taking a bath?
The Man: I'm not.
The sheer quantity of people that the man and boy encounter is absurd. If the majority of people worldwide are deceased, then the Americas, where the film is set, would be nearly depopulated. They should have not encountered many, if any, people simply because the survivors would either be in isolated town or cities or they would be holed in remote rural areas. SInce the two largely avoid the former and the size of the latter precludes easy visitation, they shouldn't have run into anyone for most, if not all , of the film.
Over the end credits, we hear the sounds of children playing. What the world must have been like in happier times.
£627,147 (UK) (10 January 2010)
$56,692 (USA) (13 May 2012)
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