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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
By Verus Ferreira

Rs. 599/-
Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson
Director: Ken Kwapis

This is the kind of movie that might appeal to an older audience looking for a lighthearted look at old age. But without a tight storyline, the film sadly drags on, but is saved by the few humorous incidents that happen in the walk in the woods.

Aging writer - author Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) who spends most his time at home, decides to hike up the Appalachian mountain trail, a long journey which he cannot make on his own. His wife Catherine (Emma Thompson) suggests that he takes someone his age for company. Bryson contacts his long estranged best friend Stephen Katz (Nick Nolte) who is a totally misfit for the journey. Katz takes the challenge.

Along the trail to their destination they bump into a variety of different hikers who have their own agenda. A few youngsters, who try to help them, are shunned away by the duo who tries to take it on themselves to walk the perilous trail without any help whatsoever. The duo encounters a fun loving and chatty damsel who tries to befriend them, but they scoot off to avoid her company. The duo also encounters black bears at night and surprisingly they manage to shoo them away, making you wonder how sporting the two old gentlemen really are. One would shudder to even think of a bear lurking around the tent. Other fun moments include a truck driver looking to beat up Katz for trying to seduce his wife.

You never really get to see much of the Appalachian mountain, as the duo fall short and return back. We see more of the journey there than the destination. The fun lies in seeing the two different people with a mind of their own, bicker their way across the trail trying to prove to themselves that they're not too old for an adventure.

Based on the 1998 book of the same name, penned by Bill Bryson, if you love adventure join the trail.

    — Verus Ferreira

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Which animals do they encounter on their trail?

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