A nameless man and his son trek to the coast in search of food, shelter, and some sign of life.
Encounters with other humans are devastating affairs of cruelty, savagery, or despair.
Even in a seemingly hopeless struggle for his son, the father notices moments that bring warmth.
Though weary, moments of luck or providence seem to catch them before death's grip can take hold.
The Road doesn't turn away from ultimate horror, but also doesn't hide defiant love.