. . . or nowhere The Road. Although The Road, based on Cormac McCarthy’s novel, opened with a big splash a couple of weekends ago, and with a lot of word in the press that the opening was going to be pretty widespread, it turns out that the film is still only playing on a few screens, much to the dismay of filmgoers who have been seeking it out to no avail. I’ve been hoping to post something about the film, but The Road to Maine is yet to be built, and that seems to be the case for most folks outside of major cities.
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The Weinstein Company, co-owned by the brothers who were former heads of Miramax, may have miscalculated with their limited release of this picture. First, the movie was already bumped from being released last year, a notorious game of musical chairs played too often with pictures produced by this company. Second, the misinformation of a wide release for “The Road” has served to alienate some of the crowd who wants to see this picture.
There’s even an online petition campaign in favor of a wider release.