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

This one here is 289.

You've got to be shitting... Oh, okay.

I see what you're thinking, but out

on the trail, you're gonna thank me.

Are you coming?

You'll need a rain cover too, of course.

- A rain cover? Why?

- To keep out the rain.

- The backpacks aren't waterproof?

- Not 100%.

The rain cover weighs

four point six ounces.

You know how much weight it would add

to fully waterproof an 85-liter pack?

Well, I'll tell you. (CHUCKLES) It's a lot.

Let's not forget...

Oh, let me guess, in case you want

to do a little impromptu gardening?

No. You know the saying, "Take only

memories, leave only footprints".



- Oh, shit.

- Exactly.


Thought you'd find these interesting.

A Virginia man's remains

left undiscovered for 18 days

after he suffers

a catastrophic medical condition

just one week into his solo trek.

Most commonly spread through

infected rodent saliva, urine, and feces,

which become airborne particles...

Several law enforcement personnel

have expressed concern

about the gruesome nature

of these latest murders,

including dismemberment

and ritualistic savagery.

You are not doing this alone.

This is Bryson.

How would you like to join me

for a little stroll?

It's a chance to grab some fresh air,

while there's still some left.

You know, studies show

Americans need to walk more.

Our forefathers, they walked everywhere.

It'll give you something to do

for the next six months.

Let me know if you're interested.

Rabies, crazed skunks,

raccoons, and squirrels,

merciless fire ants, and ravening blackfly.

Poison ivy, poison sumac, poison oak,

poison salamanders,

even a scattering of moose?


MAN #1:
Bryson, four words:

Not in this lifetime.


MAN #2:
I wish I could, Bill,

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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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