Robert Redford's "A Walk in the Woods" Movie Trailer

A Walk in the Woods with Robert Redford & Nick Nolte

A Walk in the Woods
with Robert Redford & Nick Nolte

Well, Robert Redford's movie A Walk in the Woods -- based on the exceptionally popular book (except for hikers who hate it) by Bill Bryson -- is scheduled for release in the United States on Wednesday, September 2, 2015, just in time for the Labor Day Weekend.

It's a humorous tale about two chubby-ish old guys who think it's simply a grand idea to hike the length of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Whether or not they're remotely prepared.

No, like most hikers (who are probably in better physical shape and who have lighter and more useful gear) they don't thru-hike the Trail. It's debatable whether attaining that goal would have made the book or the movie any more funny.

As we reported earlier, reviewers basically felt the premiere of A Walk in the Woods stunk. Pffft. Many of them also think Hollywood is the epicenter of culture and entertainment too.

Watch the movie trailer below and see if we don't agree that -- at least for these excerpts -- it's a funny, engaging flick about hiking the Appalachian Trail.

That line from Redford's onscreen wife, "Good luck! Try not to die, OK?" was my favorite. So far.

IMDB.com is a reliable source for information on movies and movie stars. Here's their take:

The film adaptation of author Bill Bryson's memoir of the same name stars Redford as the popular humorist as he returns to the US after 20 years abroad.

Bryson dreams of reconnecting with his country by hiking the 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail, but the trip becomes more than he bargained for when his cranky friend (Nick Nolte) tags along.

A Walk in the Woods boasts an impressive ensemble cast, including Academy Award winner Emma Thompson, Nick Offerman, Mary Steenburgen and Kristen Schaal.

Critics hated one of my other favorite movies of all time -- The Tourist, with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie -- so it's no wonder they overlooked how much we will (probably) love A Walk in the Woods.


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