A Walk In The Wood – *(*)

Posted: March 12, 2016 in 2015, Adventure, Comedy, USA, X1/2

Aging travel writer Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) decides to walk the Appalachian Trail. His wife (Emma Thompson) doesn’t like to see him go alone, so he sends around messages to his friends for possible travel partners. No-one is interested to join, apart from this one guy who Bryson used to hang with during his backpacking days in Europe. The man (Nick Nolte) looks like a bum when they meet and definitely not fit enough to go on a hiking journey. Yet for some reason off they go! They meet all kinds of people along the way and get into all kinds of adventures, which may have been a blast to the characters when it actually happened, but which are pretty boring to watch from you couch.

The movie isn’t half as bad as what reviewers make you believe. Yes, it’s not great cinema, but it’s also not all that bad. It’s one of those ‘the book was better’ movies.




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