Based on Bill Bryson’s best-selling memoir, A Walk in the Woods is a heartwarming comedy starring Academy Award winner Robert Redford and Nick Nolte as two old friends who embark on an epic journey into the American wilderness when they decide to hike the Appalachian Trail. 

What’s the movie about?

Reluctant to settle into retirement, travel writer Bill Bryson (played by Robert Redford) challenges himself to hike the legendary Appalachian Trail – considered to be a ‘super trail’ for hikers.

Understandably concerned about how her husband will fare on the grand trail most men half his age would not manage to complete, Bill’s wife (Emma Thompson) insists he find a travel companion. But the only person willing to take on the challenge is Bryson’s old high school buddy Katz (Nick Nolte); a wisecracking, larger-than-life personality who is out of shape and arguably out of his mind.

The unlikely pair fell out on a similar trek years earlier so will history repeat itself or will they form a bond stronger than ever? As the two very different men set off into the wilderness, they encounter an assortment of eccentric characters, wild animals and perilous weather in an epic journey that will test the limits of their friendship.

“A jolly good time, sparking dozens of chuckles. A welcome showcase for wonderful star turns by Redford and Nolte.” -  The Hollywood Reporter

Three reasons to go see A Walk in the Woods 

  1. See travel writer Bill Bryson’s entertaining memoir come to life.
  2. Screen legend Robert Redford in the great outdoors. Need we say more?
  3. The stunning scenery as some of the most rugged wilderness in America is shown on screen. 

Who to take
Your partner, your training buddy or your best friend.

Love to read?
Here is a free extract from the acclaimed best-selling book A Walk in the Woods when Bill Bryson, the funniest travel writer in the world takes a very long hike.

A Walk in the Woods is available to own on digital from January 1 or on DVD from January 6.

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