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Monday, October 12, 2015

A Walk in the Woods (Directed by Ken Kwapis; Written by Rick Kerb, Bill Holderman, Bill Bryson, and Michael Arndt)

Celebrated travel writer, Bill Bryson, instead of retiring to enjoy his loving and beautiful wife, and large and happy family, challenges himself to hike the Appalachian Trail - 2200 miles of America's most unspoiled, spectacular and rugged countryside from Georgia to Maine. However, the peace and tranquility he hopes to find is anything but once he agrees to go with the only person he can find willing to join him on the trek - his long lost and former friend Katz, a down-on-his-luck serial philanderer who, after a lifetime of relying on his charm and wits to keep one step ahead of the law - sees the trip as a way to sneak out of paying some debts and sneak into one last adventure before it is too late. The trouble is, the two have a completely different definition of the word 'adventure'.

Starring: Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman, Kristen Schaal, R. Keith Harris

My thoughts on this film: It is a nice, witty, film, where although some pople could say that Redford might have wanted to make a bit of an environmental statement here, Nolte keeps us entertained all through until the end. Emma Thompson is also a delight as Redford's wife Catherine Bryson, but it is truly Kristen Schaal as Mary Ellen - the annoying, obnoxious fellow traveller, who talks endlessly and knows it all - that steals the show.
This is what you would call a buddy type of film. Just a sweet and nice movie that will appeal to all ages!

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