Overall Rank: 7010
Average Rating: 2.7/4
# of Ratings: 13
Theatrical Release Date: 09/02/2015
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 12/29/2015
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ken Kwapis
Actors: Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, Kristen Schaal, Nick Offerman, Mary Steenburgen
Plot: A man who has spent the last two decades in England returns home and, in order to get back to his roots, decides to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends. -- Chris Kavan
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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 …
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