November 09, 2008 at 08:00 PM EST

A lucky moviegoer was invited to a test screening of The Road and posted his impressions on Warning: his summary contains some fairly specific details of what seems to be a major scene. “Dave” finds much to admire, especially in the lead performances of Viggo Mortenson and Kodi Smit-McPhee. (Another take — from someone who viewed reels in post-production — can be found here.) I can not wait to see this movie. I haven’t yet read the book (a not-so-recently purchased copy mocks me from my nightstand) but I have seen The Proposition, the haunting 2006 Aussie Western which was the breakthrough project for Road director John Hillcoat. (It’s an awesome film, which Hillcoat gives a mood that is both lyrical and unsentimental.) C’mon Weinstein Co., give us a release date for The Road, already!

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