Full Movie Reviews
ikkegoemikke - wrote on 01/05/2016
"No, writers don't retire.
We either drink ourselves to death or blow our brains out.
And which will it be for you?
After this interview, maybe both."
A road movie, but then on foot. With two old-timers puffing like a steam locomotive while walking the Appalachian trail. A trip of approximately 3500 km in the USA. A trip even young people fail to finish. But these two stubborn 70-year-olds won't give in easily and are motivated to reach the finish. And for what reason? On the one hand, there's Bill Bryson (Robert Redford), a writer who mostly writes about traveling. Is this some sort of item of his bucket list? Or is it because a moderator of a television show came with the fact that he never wrote a book about traveling in the US? Or is this his last chance? And then there's …
Snoogans - wrote on 09/12/2015
'A Walk in the Woods'... the title pretty much sums it all up. This is a lighthearted hiking comedy featuring two of my favorite (now elderly) actors. They definitely sell the comroadarie. Cheating on the nature walk happens frequently, which I found both fresh and amusing. It's no spoiler that the pair don't accomplish any great feats. This isn't that type of movie. But, for the type of story being told, I expected more of a poignant message relating to life lessons in older age, or some kind of dramatic through line. None of this really exists, which is a shame. The movie is mildly enjoyable for it's humorous male bonding adventure. Most senior folk will probably like it more just for that reason. Personally, I wanted more. I'd be more forgiving if it went full-on farce, but …