A slight film from a slight book. So at least it's faithful to its source material. Redford and Nolte should have been a dream team - Oscar and Felix go "Into the Woods". But the expected chemistry is lacking, and Redford seems uncomfortable with comedy. Its biggest crime is that it manages to make the Appalachian Trail look a little dull.
Gotta ask all the people giving this a negative review what they really expected from a film about meandering through the woods starring Redford and Nolte. I got exactly what I wanted: amiable chemistry, grandfatherly characters, a handful of chuckles, and a delightfully quiet film. Might even like this a bit more than Wild because at least this isn't trying to force symbolism and make you "feel" with every scene.
A very slight film offering no challenges, little drama and production values of middling achievement in its adaptation of the book by Bill Bryston. Redford and Nolte lack chemistry here which deadens the film somewhat despite its locale.... the Appalachian Trail. Nothing particularly awful about the film but its just a mediocre time filler that probably deserved a little more effort in producing.
Suitable for a seasoned audience, the Redford/Nolte buddy pairing is an amiable treat. Bryson's tale of travelling the Appalachian Trail features light-hearted soul searching and revels in a sense of adventure. When you're tired of high-minded critical analysis, this is a surefire antidote.
Questo film ha, sicuramente, di positivo che mi ha fatto tornare ancora più viva la voglia di fare il cammino di Santiago. So che non è lo stesso cammino, ma i protagonisti sono comunque due amici che affrontano un pellegrinaggio che li porta alla scoperta di loro stessi. Divertente, ma non troppo con una coppia di protagonisti piacevoli e di attori capaci, con tocco finale la presenza della magnifica Emma Thompson.
A peaceful movie, perfect for a sunny afternoon. And that's the reason i decided to see this movie right now. April is here and looks amazing.
The story is quiet simple but for me is something more. I have a huge love for mother nature, often finding myself wandering through the woods. And that's the very reason i liked this movie.
The directing has many flaws when it comes to facts/stats but visually it's fine.