5 A Must Seelifetemp | 24/03/2010 | See all lifetemp's reviews (3)This film is a fantastic example of how to adapt for the screen. An amazing novel, The Road could not be translated directly to film without parts of it being too uncomfortable to watch. This does the job brilliantly, faithful to key moments (especially dialogue) and reworking others to fit the form. This should have been Oscar nominated - this is actually proof that the whole Oscar sham is meaningless - and Viggo Mortenson should have challenged Jeff Bridges if not taken it himself. It was Jeff's year, by not nominating Viggo it was a hell of a lot easier to give it to him.That said the film is truely horrifying and uplifting in turns, avoiding mawkishness. The horror may still not be to everyone's tatstes. A must see, if not a must buy - my copy is on order.