As stated this film follows the story of Bill Bryson (portrayed by Robert Redford). After attending a funeral, Bill decides to walk the entire Appalachian Trail. After getting an objection by his wife Catherine (Emma Thompson), Bill takes Catherine's advice to find someone to go on the journey with him. The only person crazy enough to go with Bryson is Stephen Katz (portrayed by Nick Nolte): an old friend of Bill's who he has not spoken too in 30 years. With everything set the two make their way through the Appalachian Trail; and filled with adventure and humor, this journey would be life changing for the two friends.
At the end of this trail, A Walk in the Woods is indeed a solid film. While it does have some issues in its execution, it more than makes up for its flaws by staying true to its concepts and having two outstanding leads. While the film does nothing new for the idea of road trip movies, this biopic was still a intriguing one as it made for a delightful journey.