Writers:Rick Kerb (screenplay), Bill Holderman (screenplay), 2 more credits »
Stars:Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson | See full cast and crew
In this new comedy adventure, celebrated travel writer, Bill Bryson, instead of retiring to enjoy his loving and beautiful wife, and large and happy family, challenges himself to hike the Appalachian Trail - 2,200 miles of America's most unspoiled, spectacular and rugged countryside from Georgia to Maine. The peace and tranquility he hopes to find, though, is anything but, once he agrees to being accompanied by the only person he can find willing to join him on the trek - his long lost and former friend Katz, a down-on-his-luck serial philanderer who, after a lifetime of relying on his charm and wits to keep one step ahead of the law - sees the trip as a way to sneak out of paying some debts and sneak into one last adventure before its too late. The trouble is, the two have a completely different definition of the word, "adventure". Now they're about to find out that when you push yourself to the edge, the real fun begins. Written by Broad Green Pictures
Over the Labor Day weekend, 2015, I saw A Walk in the Woods in Santa Fe, NM. I love Bill Bryson's book and I loved this movie. I have hiked the Appalachian Trail in 6 of the 13 states. Since I may never return to the East Coast, I am thrilled to have gone on this inviting, cinematic journey. Casting was spot on and the ageless, incomparable Robert Redford personified Bill Bryson, in my humble opinion. Emma Thompson shines as his devoted wife. Though the hilarious Nick Nolte provided many well deserved laughs, I was genuinely touched by the friendship between Redford and Nolte's characters .The soundtrack was wonderful, never interfering with the dialogue. From what I could tell in the movie theater, the rest of the audience shared my enthusiasm. In a time of endless futuristic, apocalyptic movies, this one is a real breath of fresh air.