Land Ho!

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“NYT CRITICS’ PICK! Delightful … a classic journey of self discovery generously embellished with laughter, otherworldly beauty and philosophical inquiries.” – Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“Charming … a bawdy, bittersweet ode to friendship’s lasting joys and life’s inevitable regrets.” – Justin Chang, Variety

"Land Ho! is a sneaky delight, built out of small smiles and little incidents.” – Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger

 

In the bawdy road-trip comedy Land Ho!, a pair of aging, mismatched travelers looking to reclaim their youth take an adventure-filled trip to Iceland, only to discover that you can’t escape yourself, no matter how far you travel. Mitch (Earl Lynn Nelson) and Colin (Paul Eenhoorn) were close friends back when they were brothers-in-law married to two sisters, but they drifted apart as Mitch and his wife divorced and Colin's wife died. Now Mitch, a retired surgeon who can't quite admit to being retired, recruits a reluctant Colin on a holiday to Iceland - just the ticket to perk up a pair who have endured their share of disappointments but still have a spirit of adventure in them. As their rented SUV pilots them deeper into the Icelandic hinterlands, Colin and Mitch encounter fellow adventurers, get on each others' nerves, play movie trivia games, get lost on the moonless moors, grouse about their sons, smoke pot, speak of regrets, and marvel at Iceland's otherworldly beauty. For both men, aging, loneliness, and disenchantment are silent adversaries to be countered with gumption, grit and good humor. Land Ho! is a touching and hilarious comedy about men who refuse to go gently into that good night. (Dir. by Aaron Katz & Martha Stephens, 2014, Iceland/USA, in English, 95 mins., Rated R, Sony Pictures Classics) Digital

 

 

 
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