A Walk in the Woods

2015

Action / Adventure / Biography / Comedy / Drama

22
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 45%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 56%
IMDb Rating 6.3 10 20483

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Nick Offerman as REI Dave
Mary Steenburgen as Jeannie
Kristen Schaal as Mary Ellen
Robert Redford as Bill Bryson
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Adams5905 1 / 10

Forget this film-read the book instead!..

I have just finished watching this, and wish to record my critique of the film while it's still fresh in my mind. First, let me say how disappointed I was. Bill Bryson himself has purportedly stated on record that he was impressed at how the film captures the spirit of the book. I disagree wholeheartedly. As a huge fan of all his writings, this work is one of my favourites, and I have read it many times. The film completely misses the warm and engaging nature of the book. We are subjected to preachy lectures from Bryson (Robert Redford) at various stages of the film, which are a world apart from the concerns that Bryson expresses in his writings about the current state of preservation of flora & fauna in the book, and specifically how the National Parks Service have actually worked to the detriment of these. Other reviewers have spoken of the complete miscasting of Redford in the leading role, with which I agree, but I also think Nolte was miscast-I've always pictured Jon Lovitz in the role. Emma Thompson was woefully underused-if you've cast an actress of her talents, use them, or cast somebody less well-known in the role. The same could also be said of Mary Steenburgen. Huge chunks of the book are left out, which is perhaps to be expected when making a film, but it's puzzling why certain sections were chosen, and others left out. There are also parts of the film which are complete invention, such as the bears invading their camp, and the falling off the trail, and one section which has been lifted from one of Bryson's other works (The Lost Continent). Bill Bryson is a much accredited writer, whose works have drawn praise from all sectors of the professional world, so why did the screenwriters (Rick Kerb and Bill Holderman) think they could do a better job?.. Finally, the AT winds its way through some of the most breath-taking scenery in the Eastern USA, and yet the film does very little to illustrate this, and feels more like a student production in its editing and cinematography. At least in 'Wild' (2014), when Reese witherspoon did a similar thing and walked the Pacific Crest Trail, albeit for very different reasons, the scenery was one of the stars of the film... Lovingly and beautifully filmed by Yves Bélanger under the direction ofJean-Marc Vallée-perhaps Canadians do it better, eh?.. The acting from the two leads is stilted and wooden-another sign of poor direction. So, in summing up, I've said it before, and I'll say it again... Forget the film, read the book instead-you'll enjoy it far more, and it'll make you want to read his other works (I own the complete collection). Unfortunately, Mr Redford, you've let yourself and all the rest of us down badly on this occasion.Yves Bélanger

Reviewed by thisanant 8 / 10

a walk with a legend

A great actor , when given a stereotypical role ( Winter Soldier ) does a mediocre job but with a fine story like this shines bright . after watching this hilariously funny movie , I now salute ROBERT REDFORD's comedic abilities .

Reviewed by Gavin Purtell 7 / 10

As good as the book? Of course not, but fun and light

'A Walk in the Woods' is basically a middle-aged "bromance" movie. It just happens to be based on Bill Bryson's fantastic 1998 eponymous true-story book. Full disclosure - Bryson is one of my favourite authors, always having something interesting or funny to say. The film is not quite about Bryson (Redford)'s mid-life crisis (as he's now in his 70s, not 40s like the book), but he and a formerly-estranged friend, Stephen Katz (Nolte) set off on the Appalachian Trail, which spans America's east coast, from Georgia in the South to Maine in the North - 2,100 miles (~3,500km)!

From the director of 'He's Just Not That Into You' and 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' - not a promising pedigree! - Kwapis nonetheless does a good job of keeping the pace up, which can be hard when it's mostly two guys just walking and talking! But therein lies the beauty of the film - it's simple and sweet, with plenty of jokes and wit between the two old friends, some quick interactions with other hikers on the Trail (such as Schaal, gratingly funny!) and some breathtaking wilderness shots.

It did remind me of my time in the U.S., when I did visit the Pisgah Forest in North Carolina and the Great Smoky National Park in Tennessee, where they start their hike. The scenery is helped by Lord Huron's soundtrack, which is folky, but upbeat. The final third is not as engaging as it could be, but there's some sincere moments to be found amongst the humour and everything is propelled by Nolte & Redford's enjoyable chemistry.

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