A Walk in the Woods Movie Poster

The poster for the movie-adaptation of Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods makes me smile.

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I am one that really enjoyed the book. Enough so that I can’t imagine how the movie can live up to it. You can watch the preview trailer below and make up your own mind. I don’t remember the book being so “cute”? Does that make sense? I am not a big re-reader, but this may call for it. The encounter with the bear was one of my favorite bits in the book. Not sure why I found it so funny. Bryson just has a why of countering serious situations with this dry, almost stuffy, British-like sense of humor.

I am still up in the air if Robert Redford and Nick Nolte are the right guys for the parts. Though since Redford is producing the movie, I guess he gets to do whatever he likes. The A Walk in the Woods movie hits the big screen this fall on Labor Day weekend. Fingers crossed!

 

  • Sam Sattler

    Redford strikes me as being way too old for the part, but I agree about the book. Loved it. Haven’t thought about it in a long, long time. A re-read may be just what the doctor ordered…

  • I think I agree about Redford. I always imagined Nolte’s character being larger and younger too.

  • I haven’t read this book — I’ve had mixed results with Bryson’s books — but yeah, the trailer does seem to cute for the kind of traveler that Bryson seems to be. But it did make me more curious about the book. So, hmm…

  • My favorite thing about Bryson’s books that they seem built so one can dip in and out of them easily. Sometimes he’s too stuffy for me and I need a break. My fave is his “Short History of Nearly Everything”. I liked it so much more than his travel books. It may be worth flipping through if you haven’t already. Thanks for stopping by! I’ve already ordered Cheng’s Pi book. Pretty excited about that one.

  • I can understand the mixed results you’ve had. I actually enjoy his history books (Home, Short History of Nearly Everything, etc.) more than his travel books. He’s funny in that stuffy British aristocratic way.