The North American premiere of "Reservation Road" probably became one of the memorable moments for moviegoers to remember from this year's Toronto International Film Festival. That's simply because all of four notable principal cast members delightfully managed to attend the occasion, held Thursday, September 13, 2007 at Roy Thomson Hall.
Yes, the likes of Joaquin Phoenix, Jennifer Connelly, Mark Ruffalo, and Mira Sorvino all were snapped to walk down merrily on the red carpet, all dressed nicely for the screening. Sorvino's husband, actor Christopher Backus, was also present as well as her father, veteran thesp Paul Sorvino, who took time to pose together with his daughter.
Special attention was directed to Connelly as she daringly wore strappy velcro flats to match her simple strapless white dress with silver detailing. Meanwhile, Phoenix was spotted to busily sign autographs for the cheering fans outside the venue.
Directed by Terry George, "Road" is an adaptation of John Burnham Schwartz's book of the same title which deals with the aftermath of a tragic car accident. Conelly played the wife of Phoenix's character while Sorvino portrayed the ex-wife of Ruffalo's.