POSTED September 3 2015

A Walk in the Woods: The grizzled and the grizzly

Nolte and Redford face the end of the road at the beginning of the trail.

Nolte and Redford face the end of the road at the beginning of the trail.

A Walk in the Woods, Ken Kwapis’ featherweight adaptation of Bill Bryson’s 1998 memoir about his attempt to hike then Appalachian Trail, should come with a disclaimer.

Something like: “The characters played by Robert Redford and Nick Nolte in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to persons living — say, Bryson and his Falstaffian pal, Stephen Katz — is purely coincidental.

It’s pleasant in a Grumpy Old Bucket List kind of way, with Redford and Nolte, a kind of woodsy Odd Couple, as septuagenarians rediscovering America and their friendship. Here’s what I said about it. It’s no Harry & Tonto or Going in Style.┬áBut then, what is?

In the admittedly small genre of end-of-the-road films, what are your favorites? Why?

 

 

 


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