A Walk in the Woods

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Ken Kwapis
Production: Broad Green Pictures
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
104 min

without having heard a word I've said.


- What?


Am I just supposed to stand here

and accept these obvious signs

that you have gone mad?

It's my old pup tent. What do you think?

Well, I think it's the perfect place

for you to spend the night.

You realize we all think

this is a terrible idea, right?

It's certainly been brought

to my attention.

- SAM:
But you're still going to do it?

- Yes.


It's just kinda insane, Dad.

The whole thing, at your age?

Fit people in their 20's can't do it, Dad.

It takes five months and

five millions steps.

- Of walking.

- Yes.

I've been doing it for a while, you know.

Dad, hiking is not walking.

Two thousand people a year try to do this.

Less than 10% make it.

You ought to see the statistics

on how many people finish writing a book.

(SIGHS) There's somebody

I want you to meet. All right?

Hey, Dave.

How's it going?

This is Dave.

- Dave.

- Hello.

He has hiked everywhere.

He can answer any question

you have about anything.

Okay. Can he tell me

why the caged bird sings?

Can you give us just a second? And can I?

Can we keep a lid on the jokes, please?

Pay attention while he's talking,

and don't say,

"You've got to be shitting me"

when he tells you the price of something.

Sam, you act like I've never camped before.

A tent is a tent.

This also has a 70 denier,

high-density, abrasion-resistant fly

with that same rip stop weave.

And just look at these seams.

All lap-felled.

No bias taping on the whole tent.

And the poles. Color-coded, DAC aluminum.

It's the finest craftsmanship.

Yeah, I've carried this one

on several sections of the trail myself.

For your purposes,

cannot go wrong with this monster.

All right, how much is it?

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Michael Arndt

Michael Arndt is an American screenwriter. He is best known as the writer of the films Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Toy Story 3 (2010), and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). Arndt won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Little Miss Sunshine and was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for Toy Story 3. This made Arndt the first screenwriter ever to be nominated for both the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay for his first two screenplays. He has also been credited under the pseudonyms Michael deBruyn and Rick Kerb, which are mainly used for script revisions. more…

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