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Road To Perdition

The Road to Perdition is a 2002 movie, starring Tom Hanks who plays Mike Sullivan. In his son’s eyes, he’s an ordinary upper middle class father who works hard for a living to provide for his family. He goes to work every morning and comes home every night, but his job is far from ordinary. He works as a hit man for a living during the depression for Irish crime boss John Rooney, who has been a father figure to him. When Sullivan’s son is witness to Rooney’s execution and the rest of his family is killed, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run. He’s desperately trying to save the life his son and at the same time looking for revenge on those who wronged him. Even though we witness what happens throughout the movie and realize what happens to his family was because of the choices he’s made in life, it’s still a poignant movie about the rites of passage. Sullivan still manages to be a father figure to his son, teaching him the same things fathers have taught their sons for years…how to be a man.
Others in the cast include Paul Newman, who plays John Rooney. He’s always been one of my favorite actors and not just because of those gorgeous blue eyes, either. In this film, he makes his character almost likeable. You feel real sympathy toward him, especially when he has to deal with his son, played by Daniel Craig, another one of my favorites. You love to hate his character, because he has no idea of concept of right or wrong. Jude Law is chilling as the hit man sent to kill Mike Sullivan. The music is haunting and the cinematography is beautiful
Road To Perdition
For dinner we’re having (what else?) Irish Stew
• Wash and cut onions into moderate size chunks and add to the pot. (dont like onions? Do not worry, this can still be cooked without onions).
• Wash carrots and cut into chunks (some prefer thicker chucks for taste).
• Wash and peel the potatoes (spuds) then cut each one in half.
• Slice the meat into smaller pieces. If using stewing mince roll into meatballs.
• Get a large pot and fill it with water. Add the potatoes and meat.
• Heat pot until water boils then add carrots and onions.
• Keep on a low boil and stir every now and then until vegetables are cooked.
• Serve hot!
Cooking time should be approximately 60 minutes or when the meat is fully cooked and the potatoes are soft inside (check using a fork).