A Walk In The Woods

A Walk In The Woods, 2015 film starring Robert Redford, Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson.  Inspirational tale of a man who felt he needed to do something more in life.

Bill Bryson (Redford) who is now back in America after spending years in England decides that he needs to connect with his own country.  He has be everywhere and wrote about it but not in America.  He decides to challenge himself to hike the Appalachian Trail which is 2,200 miles of America’s most unspoiled, spectacular and rugged countryside that goes from Georgia to Maine.  His wife will not let him do it alone so he has an old friend join him, Katz (Nolte) who is a rugged individual looking to escape his own demons and the two set off.

Redford did a good job portraying this man, a man who tried the Appalachian trail at an elderly age.  Nolte was also pretty good however I found him super hard to understand when he spoke.  Age is defiantly not being as kind to him as it is Redford.  No fancy sets, just two men in the wild along with the gorgeous scenery.  We all come to the conclusion one day that there is something missing from our lives, something that we can do that will ease our soles, something to say that yes, we accomplished something.  Whether you believe in the almighty or not we all feel a need to connect with ourselves on a deeper level, in this story, he chose the walk. Simple story, great acting and awesome scenery brings this film to a higher level.  This was a good watch that I would highly recommend everyone seeing.