Reservation Road - Preview
Preview by Jack Foley
FROM the director of Hotel Rwanda comes this compelling, powerful dramatic thriller with outstanding performances from an all star cast and superb cinematography… Reservation Road is available to own on DVD from July 28, 2008.
Starring Academy Award® nominee Joaquin Phoenix (We Own the Night, Hotel Rwanda), Mark Ruffalo (Zodiac, Rumour Has It), Academy Award® Winner* Jennifer Connelly (A Beautiful Mind, Blood Diamond), Academy Award® Winner** Mira Sorvino (The Final Cut, Summer Of Sam), and rising young star Elle Fanning (Babel), Reservation Road is based on the critically acclaimed novel written by John Burnham Schwartz and directed by two-time Academy Award® nominee Terry George.
A compelling account of loss and vengeance the film follows the dramatic events that see the lives of two families forever changed by a tragic accident. Two fathers, one fuelled by anger and vengeance, the other wracked with guilt and remorse, find their lives suddenly entwined in a powerful struggle for peace and justice as the fate of these two men is brought to a thrilling climax.
With a beautiful, loving wife Grace (Connelly) and two bright and promising children, Ethan Learner (Phoenix) is a successful college professor with the world at his feet.
But even if you’re looking in the right direction, you sometimes don’t have the power to change the terrible twists of fate that are destined to befall you. But instead you are left to make choices about the uncertain future, ones that could deal a final critical blow to the entire world you once knew, or ones that could save it from the ruins of despair.
With a broken marriage behind him law associate Dwight Arno (Ruffalo) is fighting his own battles. He is struggling to prove himself as a father to his ex-wife Ruth (Sorvino) and his 11-year-old son Lucas and begin his new life alone. Beset with one traumatic event after the other, his despair is palpable but he pushes ahead with determination until one terrible night that changes his life irrevocably and forever.
Exploring the depths of human betrayal, loyalty, despair, anger and love, each man’s family must wait and watch this terrible dance of deceit and vengeance play to its thrilling conclusion.
Reservation Road is a must-see film and is available to own on DVD complete with deleted scenes and a making-of featurette from Monday, July 28, 2008.