I love free things. Buy one, get one half price or buy two get one free. So on Saturday when I went to get some DVDs and after selecting the second one, saw the enticing message that my third one would be free, I jumped at the opportunity. Going quickly through the selection (I was afraid the person on the que behind me will push me away, impatient that he was getting), I saw a movie title that did not register with me, but the name of the actors did. Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, two of my favorite actors of all time. Came home and saw one movie Saturday night. Quite forgettable. Mission Impossible:Rogue Nation.
Sunday came and it was NFL playoff games, so naturally movie viewing took a backseat. One game was over and outside temperature was still towards the cooler side. Therefore after lunch, decided to see another movie. After MI the day before, I was not in a mood for another action movie. Turned to Redford and Nolte duet. A Walk in the Woods.
As soon as the previews were over and the main movie started, I saw that the movie had to do something about hiking. Note that I am not a movie reviewer nor a critique. I see movies for enjoyment and do not dwell too much on the movie once I had seen it. But I love hiking and try to hike as much as I can in the weekends. Just two days back, I had discussed about hiking the Appalachian Trails and realized how far fetched my dream was. We live in the west coast and to go out for six months at a stretch to hike the Appalachian Trails is a pipe dream. So when I realized the movie has something to do with hiking the Appalachian Trails, I just fastened my seat belts, hunkered down and got ready for an exciting ride ( sorry, hike). And what a ride it was. I am not going to bother you with the details of the movie. If you are interested, you can rent the dvd and see for yourself. I think you will not be disappointed. What a pleasure it was to hike the trail with these two fabulous actors from the comfort of my family room with the heater on. I think I identify myself more with the character played by Redford but empathize more with the character played by Nolte. What a lovable, honest, screwball rascal.
Somewhat in the beginning of the movie, during an interview Bill Bryson(character played by Redford)made a comment that goes something like this: ” a writer die writing or by a bullet through his head.” No intention of doing either. Never had a gun nor do I intend to buy one. Dying by writing? God forbid!
The basic tenet of the movie itself, well I have heard about midlife crisis, but this….