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First Look: Reservation Road

After outlining the differences between Reservation Road and Revolutionary Road yesterday, you should be all set and ready to watch this trailer for the one of the road-themed movies coming out this fall: Reservation Road. Starring Mark Ruffalo, Joaquin Phoenix, Mira Sorvino and Jennifer Connolly, Reservation Road is a quiet thriller set in suburban Connecticut.

After his son is killed by a hit-and-run accident, Ethan (Phoenix) goes on a manhunt to find the person who was behind the wheel. Little does he know that the person he's sniffing out lives in the same town and has a young son himself. Trying to come to terms with the incident, Dwight (Ruffalo) falls down a spiral of guilt while Ethan gets closer and closer to sniffing out his son's killer.

The book reads like a creepy, heart-wrenching film, so it should be fairly simple to adapt for screen, though the trailer leaves much to be desired. The movie opens October 19, so to watch the preview,


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hiedi hiedi 9 years
I can't wait! i love Joaquin Phoenix and will see everything he does. i trust his judgment!
Melly80 Melly80 9 years
kaww that We Own The Night looks awesome, can't wait for that one. I just had to watch the preview twice coz Joaquin looks so yummy rarrrl
carolx15 carolx15 9 years
Joaquin? I'm in.
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i've been looking for a good book to read - if this comes out in october i will have lots of time to read the book first.
trala1 trala1 9 years
Thanks Buzz Sugar, I think I will read the book first. The story looks really good, and they have edited some important parts when making the book into the movie.
redsilkshoes redsilkshoes 9 years
Love Joaquin, no doubt will see this movie in theatre.
raptinrainbows raptinrainbows 9 years
i'll watch just about anything with joaquin and jennifer. they're both such incredibly talented actors.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
mwmsjuly19 — That's a good point. I changed to "killer" in the post per your clarification. It wasn't premeditated, though the driver does zoom away after the fact. Very sad story.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Looking forward to seeing this one. The cast seems perfect.
xo_verity xo_verity 9 years
Yay - Jennifer & Joaquin! I cant wait for this.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
Not sure I'll see this one. Maybe. But I would say the guy is the son's "killer" rather than his "murderer." Murder means he meant to do it. This looks like a horrible accident, followed by horrible judgment...
yiddidea yiddidea 9 years
Great cast for sure! I am looking forward to seeing this.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
ccsugar — The book is really good. It's just a really well-told story. I definitely recommend reading it before the movie comes out!
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
Sounds awesome! I love any movie with Joaquin Phoenix. Is the book any good?? I'd like to read it before I see the movie.
bizzybee bizzybee 9 years
What a great cast. I am looking forward to seeing this.
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