“A Walk In The Woods” the movie based on Bill Bryson’s best-selling book with the same name, stars Robert Redford as Bill Bryson and Nick Nolte as Steven Katz. Other stars in the movie include Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman & Kristen Schaal.
I read Bryson’s bestseller earlier this year. It came out over 20 years ago. It was about Bryson and his longtime friend, Katz who plan to hike all 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail. They “cheat” some the first few weeks, and Bryson and Katz ends up only hiking portions.
The movie is a funny, comedy adventure of life on the trail, through hiking from Georgia to Maine. I thought it was an enjoyable afternoon diversion. The movie sticks “mostly” to the book with some extra various funny scenes thrown in. The running joke throughout is Katz saying to Bryson, “It’ll be a new story for your book…” with Bryson replying, “I AM NOT WRITING A BOOK!”